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UPDATE: Westport McDonald's Employee Says She Won Mega Millions

A Haitian immigrant who is the mother of seven and works at a Westport McDonald's told the New York Post that she has the winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Milford Mill.

 

UPDATE (1:39 p.m.)—A Westport McDonald's employee says she's the one who bought ticket at the 7-Eleven in Milford Mill.

Marlinde Wilson said she bought one for herself individually and also some in a pool with others at the McDonald's, according to a New York Post report.

She plans to turn in the ticket Monday, the report states; however, "Pressed as the day went on, she became more cagey."

"I don’t know if I won," she said in The Post. "Some of the numbers were familiar. I recognized some of [them].

“I don’t know why’’ people are saying differently. “I’m going to go to the lottery office [today]. I bought some tickets separately.”

Carole Everett, director of communications for Mega Millions, told Pikesville Patch she has no news on who the winner is.

"And to tell you the truth, I don't expect someone to walk through that door today."

A message on the media line says it was a "gentleman" who purchased the Maryland ticket.

On Saturday morning, the Maryland Lottery announced that one of three winning Mega Millions tickets had been sold at the 7-Eleven at 8014 Liberty Road.

The payout of $656 million is the largest in history, according to the announcement. The other two tickets were sold in Illinois and Kansas, according to a news release Sunday from Mega Millions.

At 5 a.m. Saturday, Pikesville Patch was at the Milford Mill store and the clerk and store manager had not yet heard that they had sold a winning ticket.

But by 7 a.m., TV networks from Washington DC other media as well as area residents to see whether the winner would arrive.

That day, the Maryland Lottery was there, announcing that the store had sold a winning ticket. It had been sold at 7:15 p.m. Friday night. However, the winner did not show that day.

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One resident said she hopes the winner—if a local resident—will decide to give some money to help the community.

What would you do if you won? A local, financial expert weighs in on .

Also, a $250,000 winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in Cockeysville.

If you had a winning ticket, would you announce it? (There is an option to claim it and remain anonymous). And, when you found out you had the winning numbers, would you have gone straight to the store that sold it to you? Why or why not? Do you think the Westport McDonald's employee is the winner? What would you do with the payout? Share your opinion in the comments section.

Bonnie Hounyovi April 03, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Hopefully this will be a valuable lesson to future lottery players. Designate two people or the entire pool. The entire lottery pool should receive a copy of all tickets, preferably in the exact order and sequence that they are played. This will eliminate any confusion and doubt as to who owns the winning ticket. Hopefully I will win the next jackpot with my co-workers, after all I would not hesitate sharing a substanial winfall.
whataday April 06, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Many co- workers have won this way. It is a shame one idiot will ruin it for many..

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