Mega Millions 'Winner' Has Press Conference...

At which she tells press to 'go home'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2012 6:00 AM CDT

Just when you thought the story of Mirlande Wilson, the Baltimore woman who may or may not have a winning Mega Millions ticket, couldn't get any more bizarre … she goes and holds a press conference to which she shows up late, spends most of the time toying with her cell phone, and then instructs reporters (via her lawyer) to "go home." That's the latest in the saga of Wilson, who originally claimed her winning ticket was purchased separately from a pool of tickets she bought with her McDonald's co-workers. Lottery officials have their doubts about the tale.

Since then Wilson has not produced the ticket, claiming she hid it at that same McDonald's. "I have not seen it and in fact I don't think I want to see it until the lottery people have it in their hot little hands," her lawyer tells ABC News. (More Mega Millions stories.)

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