Lottery Ticket Gone Rogue

Self-proclaimed Mega Millions winner Mirlande Wilson isn’t sweating the small stuff. And, by "small stuff" we mean her alleged winning ticket that she lost her job and respect from former co-workers for. The Maryland mother of seven cannot find the lucky ticket after weeks of claiming she had it and even holding a press conference to detract the haters. When asked by a reporter about the validity of the tickets, Wilson responded, “I didn’t make up the story. I did not make up no story to get no attention." Right.

What is fact is that none of the three lucky tickets, purchased in Maryland, Illinois, and Kansas, have been claimed yet. According to Maryland Lottery director Stephen Martino, the winner has until Sept. 28 to claim the prize. Meanwhile, Wilson, who admonished her children from helping her look for the tiny piece of paper, doesn’t seem too stressed.

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