Mega Millions 'Winner' Lost Her Ticket But Found a New Career in Making Fools of the Media

mega millions winnerAfter she hired an attorney, after she held a news conference, and after she told the world that she won the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in history, Merlande Wilson is now claiming that, oopsie, she can't find the winning ticket. What? It's an easy thing to misplace! It's not like it's a billion dollars or anything. Oh, and she's not looking that hard for it either. She hasn't even checked the pants pockets of the uniform she was wearing when she purchased the tickets! She's just one cool, laid-back lady, that's all.

Wilson, who's been all up in your news circuit lately, told the New York Post of the ticket, "I have no idea where it is. I’m not sure I have it. If it’s meant to be, we’ll [find and] claim the ticket."

Whatevsies, right, Merlande? Who cares?

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Probably her co-workers, who, despite Wilson's claims that she bought the winning ticket separate from the batch of tickets they all bought together, thought that they would get something in the end. Even if Merlande did possess the ticket (she totally didn't), the classic story of her "purchasing it on her own" is shaky at best. After a long, expensive, ugly legal battle, her colleagues were bound to walk away with a nice chunk of change. The co-workers always do. 

Why lie about having a winning ticket, though? And why concoct the story that you bought it on your own, etc.? It's so weird. So elaborate. I mean, I'm guessing that this woman (and her lawyer?) just wanted her 15 minutes of fame, but what does she think is going to come out of this? Is she anticipating a sitcom (Hey, Merlande!)? Does she think she'll nab the cover of Us Weekly? A spot on American Idol? It doesn't make any sense. The fact of the matter is, once everything is said and done, people will forget all about Merlande Wilson. And she -- and her co-workers -- won't be a dime richer.

What do you think of this madness? It's weird, right?

 

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