WATCH: Maryland Mega Millions Lottery Winner Refuses to Share With McDonald's Co-workers [VIDEO]
Maryland Lottery Winner vs. McDonald's Co-Workers: Who's Right?
One Mega Millions lottery winner is refusing to share her winnings with her McDonald's co-workers, who were part of a lottery pool.
Workers at a McDonald's in Maryland had pooled their money to take part in the huge Mega Millions lottery drawing last Friday and, guess what? They won! Or, did they?
One of the employees, Mirlande Wilson, claims that she bought one of the three winning tickets with her own money.
Her co-workers don't believe her.
The workers bought a number of tickets together, but she tells The New York Post: "We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The ‘winning' ticket] wasn't on the group plan."
Seems simple enough, right?
Wilson further explains, "I was in the group, but this was separate. The winning ticket was a separate ticket."
Wilson, a Haitian immigrant with seven children, said she hid the winning ticket until the excitement died down.
Her co-workers don't believe that she bought the winning ticket with her money, with shift manager Suleiman Osman Husein commenting, "She can't do this to us!"
15 employees pooled their money, he said: "We each paid $5. She took everybody's money!"
So, who's right here?
One of the McDonald's employee's boyfriends noted that Wilson bought the tickets at a 7-Eleven and the group's tickets, including a list of those who contributed, were put in the McDonald's office safe.
McDonald's owner Birul Desai reportedly gave Wilson $5 to buy more tickets for the pool on her way home from work -- those tickets, she took with her.
She claims that the winning ticket was purchased separately from the two batches of tickets bought for the employee pool.
Apparently, things got pretty heated after she found out she had won, but the 7-Eleven that sold the winning ticket said they believed it was a man who bought the ticket.
No one has yet turned in the winning lottery ticket, so there's no telling at this point whether or not Wilson is attempting to pull a fast one.