Mirlande Wilson must be the unluckiest woman in Maryland.
Imagine winning part of a $640 million lottery and telling your work lottery pool that you refuse to share the winnings with them because you bought the ticket on your own — only to end up losing the ticket.
Wilson, a McDonald’s worker who claimed to be one of three winners of last week’s historic Mega Millions jackpot, now says she can’t find the winning ticket.
She told the New York Post: “I have no idea where it is. I’m not sure I have it. I’m still looking for it. I haven’t even looked in my uniform pants yet.”
Wilson made headlines when she came forward claiming to be one of the holders of a winning ticket. But Maryland officials doubted her story from the very beginning.
Her daughter Stephanie also revealed that her mother would not even allow them to look for the ticket. “I wanted to look for it, I was crying. She wouldn’t let us. It’s a lot of money,” the 15-year-old said.
So far, none of the three winning Mega Millions winners have come forward to claim their jackpots.