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(MSNBC)   Self-declared Mega Millions winner now claims she lost the ticket. The search also continues for her dignity   (usnews.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 196
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2012-04-06 10:44:38 AM
This ticket is a bearer instrument.
 
2012-04-06 10:45:00 AM
Some "random dude" will find the winning ticket on the side of the road. She has already admitted she doesn't even know if she had the winning ticket. She and her lawyer are setting it up so the gazillion coworkers will have no claim on the ticket. Random dude gets the cash and splits it with her. She just needs to find the right random dude to make it work.
 
2012-04-06 10:45:10 AM
In her next press statement she's going to announce APRIL FOOLS SUCKERS!!!
 
2012-04-06 10:45:19 AM
Will somebody please call up Brother Mouzone to pay this attention hoor a visit?
 
2012-04-06 10:45:47 AM
I know that the lottery is a tax on stupidity but this woman seems to be making voluntary contributions.
 
2012-04-06 10:47:07 AM
Won't somebody think of the POPCORN?

/Everyone eating it during the show
//Lots and lots of it
 
2012-04-06 10:47:26 AM

birchman: DrewCurtisJr: At least have some fun with it. Claim you buried the ticket somewhere in the cemetery but can't remember exactly where.

Didn't she say the other day that it was hidden in the mcdonalds store she worked at?


And didn't a bunch of people trash it up real good? I see the potential for a very effective weapon here....

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2012-04-06 10:48:32 AM

Brother_Mouzone: People complain about the media and I feel it is warranted in this case. I dont understand why they keep covering her. its an embarrassment, unless it is being done to embarrass her, which in that case, carry on.


FTA: On Wednesday, Wilson's lawyer Edward Smith Jr., asked the press to leave her alone. Journalists reporters gathered in his office and were then told to go away.

IRONIC?

You leak to the media that you have the winning ticket, but then want the media to leave you alone?
 
2012-04-06 10:48:48 AM
How I Loosed My Big Ticket

by Mirlande Wilson
 
2012-04-06 10:49:17 AM
She probably traded it for a bucket o chicken the day befor the lotto,,,,, scratch that, make that a leg and a bong hit.
 
2012-04-06 10:49:49 AM
Well, my, my, color me SHOCKED!
 
2012-04-06 10:49:55 AM
This is my surprised face:

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2012-04-06 10:50:29 AM

DrewCurtisJr: At least have some fun with it. Claim you buried the ticket somewhere in the cemetery but can't remember exactly where.


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'There are two kinds of people in this world my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.'
 
2012-04-06 10:51:10 AM
What if she really did win from the pool?
What if she "lost" the ticket?
What if she claims it anonymously in 2 months?
 
2012-04-06 10:51:46 AM
So when is Jackson and Sharpton going to weigh in on this racial injustice?
 
2012-04-06 10:52:01 AM
The part I find funny is she still has a Facebook account. Just sent her a friend request.
 
2012-04-06 10:52:38 AM
The real winning ticket may be lost.

Whoever bought it just got one ticket and let the computer pick the numbers.
 
2012-04-06 10:52:48 AM

stephen02tb: What if she really did win from the pool?
What if she "lost" the ticket?
What if she claims it anonymously in 2 months?


Well, the ticket is a bearer instrument ... if it blew away in the wind and someone found it two months from now, it'd be legal to present.
 
2012-04-06 10:52:55 AM
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2012-04-06 10:53:23 AM

stephen02tb: What if she really did win from the pool?
What if she "lost" the ticket?
What if she claims it anonymously in 2 months?




What if she is a crack head attention whore?
 
2012-04-06 10:56:19 AM
Although, it's also probably a farce.
 
2012-04-06 10:56:39 AM
What's odd is that the hat she is wearing for the press conference has been linked to an Anti-Romney website. Neither here nor there, just think it's odd.

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-06 10:56:53 AM

jabelar: FTFA: "the timestamp on the tape does not exactly match the timestamp of the lottery ticket machine, so they can't be exactly sure who bought the ticket from that video."

Are these guys idiots? If the timestamps don't match, then the times would just be offset by a fixed amount. Just check the right place on the video.


www.mediabistro.com

/Whatever happened to this guy, anyway?
 
2012-04-06 10:58:04 AM

NutWrench: BigLuca: I've spent the last 10 mins looking for a "this just in, the 5th golden ticket is a FAKE" newscaster picture from Willy Wonka. No dice, so just use your imagination.

If it's the Gene Wilder version of the movie you're thinking of, then I think it was just a newspaper headline.


Ah. Well that would explain it then. Trying to GIS for movie scenes that never existed has a very low success rate in my experience.
 
2012-04-06 10:58:18 AM
Pretty sure she actually won it considereing the lottery people could easily tell is she was in line at the appoximate time of purchase. But that can't verify a winner and elluded to the fact they said the person with the ticket would have to present it in person to claim it.

She's just sitting on it and trying to figure out how to keep from dividing it up 15 ways plus lawyer fees.
 
2012-04-06 10:58:44 AM

stephen02tb: What if she really did win from the pool?
What if she "lost" the ticket?
What if she claims it anonymously in 2 months?


What if we just stopped giving a f♥ck, because it doesn't affect any of us either way?
 
2012-04-06 10:59:10 AM
I like how she suddenly got her hair done.
 
2012-04-06 10:59:12 AM

topcon: She's trying her best to figure out a way to sue someone despite the fact she never had the ticket.


This. This. This!

This whole thing was a scheme on her part to scam some money. And attention whores like her ALWAYS end up suing someone.
 
2012-04-06 10:59:24 AM
I think a person has up to a year to claim the prize. She probably has the ticket, and will "find" it with one day remaining, in the hopes that the coworkers who claim it was a group purchase will have faded away by then.
 
2012-04-06 10:59:31 AM

BeowulfSmith: Sneaky, Drew.

Anyway, can't the Mega Millions people tell if a winning ticket was purchased at the store she supposedly bought it from? So really, whoever probably won it is just sitting on it while they talk to a lawyer or something sensible.


Makes me wonder where you would keep the winning ticket in that case. Obviously anybody smart is going to lawyer up, get an accountant and put everything in order. But what to actually do with the ticket in the meantime? Safe deposit box? With your attorney? Stuck on the fridge with a magnet?
 
2012-04-06 10:59:47 AM
NO -- I lost it.
 
2012-04-06 11:01:06 AM

taurusowner: topcon: She's trying her best to figure out a way to sue someone despite the fact she never had the ticket.

This. This. This!

This whole thing was a scheme on her part to scam some money. And attention whores like her ALWAYS end up suing someone.


Nah, the stupid is strong with this one. She just started off telling a lie, and didn't know how to backtrack once it escalated.
 
2012-04-06 11:02:08 AM

SoCalSurfer: Grrr, stop replacing headlines

So who actually won?

Whoever paid her to be the distraction is a genius and I really want to see what other amusing things he does with the money


If someone did pay her to be a distraction they're an idiot. Maryland allows you to collect lottery winning anonymously. They don't release your name or make you get your picture taken with a large cardboard check, so there's really no need for a distraction. It's possible that whoever won isn't aware of that or isn't smart enough to realize it's not necessary, but I think it's much more likely she's just a major league attention whore.
 
2012-04-06 11:02:11 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: I like how she suddenly got her hair done did.


FTFY
 
2012-04-06 11:02:31 AM
Run home, Charlie! Run as fast as you can!
 
2012-04-06 11:02:51 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: DROxINxTHExWIND: I like how she suddenly got her hair done did.

FTFY


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2012-04-06 11:03:28 AM
"Oh! I remember now! I hid it in the vegetable garden. Half goes to the person who finds it.

/good tomatoes coming this year
 
2012-04-06 11:05:59 AM

DrewCurtisJr: At least have some fun with it. Claim you buried the ticket somewhere in the cemetery but can't remember exactly where.


Bury it next to unknown. No one will find it there.
 
2012-04-06 11:06:18 AM

I agree with you: What if she claims it anonymously in 2 months?


There is no way she would be able to do this. Lottery winners are public record for legal reasons. There are dozens of lawyers and financial advisers who swoop down to offer their services any time someone claims a prize. Not to mention the tax man. And now the press is involved, even more than usual.
 
2012-04-06 11:07:19 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: DROxINxTHExWIND: I like how she suddenly done got her hair done did.

FTFY


FTFM
 
2012-04-06 11:07:35 AM
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2012-04-06 11:07:45 AM

EighthundredmillionthFarker: taurusowner: topcon: She's trying her best to figure out a way to sue someone despite the fact she never had the ticket.

This. This. This!

This whole thing was a scheme on her part to scam some money. And attention whores like her ALWAYS end up suing someone.

Nah, the stupid is strong with this one. She just started off telling a lie, and didn't know how to backtrack once it escalated.


i agree. at this point i think she was lying. if she did have it and now lost it karma is showing her head. she should have offered everyone at the McDonalds some money and been done with it. but nooooooo.
 
2012-04-06 11:09:12 AM
j.static-locatetv.com

Knows about losing million dollar lottery tickets.
 
2012-04-06 11:09:16 AM
What I found interesting was this:

"She was reportedly responsible for a McDonald's employee pool of Mega Millions tickets, but has said that the winning ticket wasn't part of the pool."

If she does have the winning ticket, she better have some damn good documentation behind that claim or else there are going to be a bunch of pissed off coworkers.
 
2012-04-06 11:09:17 AM

DrewCurtisJr: I agree with you: What if she claims it anonymously in 2 months?

There is no way she would be able to do this. Lottery winners are public record for legal reasons. There are dozens of lawyers and financial advisers who swoop down to offer their services any time someone claims a prize. Not to mention the tax man. And now the press is involved, even more than usual.


It's not public record in Maryland.
 
2012-04-06 11:10:57 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Sweet Swine?


Yeah, I was wondering about that too. Huh.
 
2012-04-06 11:11:48 AM
Not public record in OK either (from what I can tell). I was browsing the winners page a couple months back and there were at least 2 anonymous claims. Either way, set up a trust that doesn't identify you and have the trust claim the winnings.
 
2012-04-06 11:11:58 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: BeowulfSmith: Sneaky, Drew.

Anyway, can't the Mega Millions people tell if a winning ticket was purchased at the store she supposedly bought it from? So really, whoever probably won it is just sitting on it while they talk to a lawyer or something sensible.

They know the store, they know the time. They even looked at the store surviellance system. They said they couldn't tell who bought the ticket becuase the surveillance system's clock doesn't line up with the lottery system's clock. Not sure why that's a problem.


Because most places selling lottery tix had long lines most all day. If the times arent matched up then you don't know which one of the people in the line actually bought the ticket and which ones had just another loser.
 
2012-04-06 11:12:18 AM

DrewCurtisJr: I agree with you: What if she claims it anonymously in 2 months?

There is no way she would be able to do this. Lottery winners are public record for legal reasons. There are dozens of lawyers and financial advisers who swoop down to offer their services any time someone claims a prize. Not to mention the tax man. And now the press is involved, even more than usual.


Not in all states. In Maryland winners are allowed to claim anonymously. The only person informed is Uncle Sam since they withhold federal taxes right away. Some states allow blind trusts to hide winners' names (at least until someone decides to really look into it). Some states, you can't hide at all.
 
2012-04-06 11:13:38 AM
Just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.

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