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Attorney: Baltimore Woman's Mega Millions Claim 'Legitimate'

Marlinde Wilson, the woman who says she has the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Maryland, held a press conference with her attorney.

Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett told Patch Wednesday afternoon that no one has yet come forward with the at a Milford Mill 7-Eleven.

Meanwhile, Baltimore resident Marlinde Wilson still maintains she has that ticket.

On Wednesday morning, Wilson and her attorney held a press conference.

Wilson did not speak, according to a FOX News report, but her attorney Edward Smith asked the media "to not pester his client."

Smith said her statement is "a legitimate claim," but he has not seen the ticket, the report states.

Wilson allegedly bought Mega Millions lottery tickets for herself and a pool of coworkers at the Milford Mill McDonald's where she works.

She has also said she bought a ticket separately—the winnning ticket.

One of three winning Mega Millions tickets was sold at the 7-Eleven at 8014 Liberty Road, in Milford Mill, Baltimore County, the Maryland Lottery has reported. Two others were sold in Illinois and Kansas.

Since Monday, that she has the winning ticket, but she has not shown it yet.

On Tuesday, she said she hid it in a safe place at the McDonald's in Milford Mill, according to the New York Post.

She won't go back to get it until the media attention has died down, it states.

Wilson is a resident of the Westport community in Baltimore, according to the report.

Emphasizing that the Maryland Lottery has "nothing new" to report, Everett said Wednesday that the lottery will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the process for a winner to claim a ticket, and how the lottery would announce it.

Do you think Wilson should split her winnings with co-workers? Let us know in the comment section.

Dianne S. April 05, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Yes she should split the winnings.
Don't say! April 05, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Why would she hide it at McDonald's when her co workers say she owes them. I think this person is laying. If it is true yes I do think she should share She would have more then enough to go around.
Don't say! April 05, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Sorry should be lying. Not laying. Lol
Troy Stokes Sr April 05, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Yes just on principle alone. That money will haunt her until it's gone split it and she changes her karma.
thomascorbin April 06, 2012 at 12:44 AM
They should hav made a contract.now shes goin to play them
thomascorbin April 06, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Go to the McDonalds n look 4 it
nightnurse April 06, 2012 at 03:49 AM
She's a liar an a cheat she doesn't deserve that money, god dnt like ugly
Ichly April 06, 2012 at 02:49 PM
No one would hide their $100,000,000+ winning lottery ticket at a McDonalds.
Shaysittsy April 06, 2012 at 07:25 PM
She is probably misguided and does not have the winning ticket. Now she won't have a job either.
Marty Conceicao April 09, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Con artist are born everyday even lawyers
Karen April 10, 2012 at 01:36 PM
NO because she doesn't hold the winning ticket.........she never did!!!
CJ April 10, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I call liar on this one..she could have remained anonymous.. You wouldn't have hid the ticket at work.
M.E.Johnson April 10, 2012 at 07:42 PM
I knew this skank was lying!
Harleygirl April 10, 2012 at 09:39 PM
There is a very easy way to settle this matter if the lottery board is willing to get invovled. The lottery can go back and pull a ticket history off of that lottery machune that sold the winning ticket. It would clearly show if it was one ticket (with serial # on it) or if it was several tickets sold during that one transaction. Each ticket has a sequence # on it. I think the others from Mcdonalds should get and attorney.
Carole Clarke April 12, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Turns out 3 educators had the winning ticket and this was just a hoax on this woman's part. She's from Haiti which is an entirely different Creole culture so the line dividing truth and fiction may not matter to her. Wonder if she'll lose her job at the fast-food place that thought she'd swindled fellow-workers - and how is she going to pay that lawyer with 7 children to feed? Or maybe the children are no more real than the ticket...
Dale April 13, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Yes she need to split it with co workers but next excuse be I cant find it she is drawing attention lying through her teeth if she has any I agree also she dont have it look at mcdonlads security tape you see who really has it the time it was bought.
Shasta Longerbeam April 16, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Lol, Carole...that was EXACTLY what I was thinking! You know that lawyer is not cheap. I bet he feels like a fool right now. I was sketical of this story from the very beginning. I just can't figure out her motive for lying. Maybe she thought that people would start sucking up to her if they thought she was about to be a millionaire? Maybe it was just as simple as her not really understanding the lottery and she really did "think" she had won? But, she lost me when she said she hid the ticket in the McDonald's. Everybody with a ticket had it in their hands the night those numbers were drawn!
Fred Hidson April 17, 2012 at 02:53 AM
You want it all , sorry u want get it all. Be thankful Learn to share God. Will continue blessing U
Fred Hidson April 17, 2012 at 02:56 AM
God love U
Tiffany April 18, 2012 at 12:40 AM
She need to share the money she have more then enough to go around
mark hunziker May 01, 2012 at 11:33 AM
She's lying share with co-workers. They have familys too.
ken May 04, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Why have a press conference if you dont want the media attention? This lady is an idiot and not lotto winner
Bill jess June 05, 2012 at 12:39 PM
R u kidding????!!! Haha look at her no shot she paets with a dime of it
Skippy June 16, 2012 at 05:35 AM
She's a clown and is lying. Someone needs to poop on her.

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