Was winning Mega Millions ticket part of an employee pool or not?

    Kicking yourself for not playing the right numbers to win the Mega Millions lottery?

    At least your not an employee at the Maryland McDonald’s, where workers pooled their money for tickets only to learn a coworker is claiming she won with a ticket she purchased personally.

    The New York Post reports Mirlande Wilson collected her colleagues’ money and put their shared tickets in a safe. But before leaving work, the owner gave her a last $5 to pick up more tickets. Those didn’t make it to the safe and Wilson says the winnings are off a personal ticket.

     

    She stands to collect a $105 million lump sum or 5.59 million a year for 26 years.

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