Money can turn a situation ugly with the quickness.
37-year-old Mirlande Wilson of Baltimore claims to have purchased one of the three winning tickets for the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, which would leave her and her seven children with a clean $105 million after Uncle Sam does his due diligence. The problem is that her McDonald’s co-workers say the ticket was bought as part of a lottery pool, and per the New York Post, they are not fucking around:
“These people are going to kill you. It's not worth your life!" said the boyfriend of a McDonald's manager when he went to Wilson's house to try to convince her to give up the ticket, according to the Post.
After finally agreeing to share the winnings with her co-workers, Wilson then said she didn't have the ticket. Then she told the Post the ticket was hidden inside of the McDonald’s. And now? Now shes' gone AWOL. Shady, right?
One of her co-workers thinks this stunt is just a sad ploy for attention, saying “I don't believe her. I didn't believe her from the beginning, she's always been strange. She's an attention seeker. She likes to have all the attention on herself.” The press conference she’s holding today seems to suggest this.
Maryland Lottery officials say the ticket is still unclaimed, but one thing is for sure—watching this spectacle while continuing to earn $7.50 an hour will make one of her co-workers smack flames out of her.
Especially since she probably doesn't even have the ticket