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April 02, 2012

Maryland MegaMillions Winner: Well, Sure I Bought Tickets For My Coworkers, Using The Money They Gave Me. But, See, The Winning Ticket Was Bought On My Own Private Account.

Via Hot Air, a reminder that there's no point buying a ticket possibly worth $500 million unless you keep that ticket in your sole and exclusive physical possession.

Workers at the fast-food joint who pooled their cash for tickets are furious at a colleague who claims she won with a ticket she bought for herself and has no intention of sharing.

“We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The ‘winning’ ticket] wasn’t on the group plan,” McDonald’s “winner’’ Mirlande Wilson 37, told The Post yesterday, insisting she alone bought one of the three tickets nationwide that will split a record $656 million payout.

“I was in the group, but this was separate. The winning ticket was a separate ticket,” the single mother of seven said as she and her fiancé left her home in the squalid Westport neighborhood to attend church.

The Haitian immigrant refused to show what she said was the winning ticket, claiming she had it hidden in another location and would present it to lottery officials today.

Pressed as the day went on, she became more cagey.

“I don’t know if I won. Some of the numbers were familiar. I recognized some of [them],’’ she said. “I don’t know why’’ people are saying differently. “I’m going to go to the lottery office [today]. I bought some tickets separately.”

Given that she's conceded she did in fact buy pool tickets, I don't think her claim that the winning ticket just happened to be one of the few tickets she bought on her own private account.

Your Mouth

I leased it for my own private account.

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