3 Teachers, Not Wacky McDonald's Employee Win Mega Millions
Three teachers claim $656 million prize.
The McDonald's employee who claimed she had the winning ticket in the state of Maryland for the Mega Millions was lying.
Three teachers from the state have come forward to finally claim the prize after close to two weeks of uncertainty in the state as to who was the real winner.
The women, who call themselves the "three amigos," did not reveal their identities when they went to claim the prize. The group of teachers took the one lump sum of $34.99 million each after taxes. They say they will not give up their day jobs after buying 60 tickets for $20 each. One of those lucky tickets ended up matching the winning numbers 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and the Mega Ball: 23.
Once the women realized they won, they stashed the ticket in a safe.
Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino mentioned the McDonald's employee who claimed she had the winning ticket and said the group of teachers were aware of her.
"They were privately laughing about the hoopla surrounding Mirlande Wilson, a mother of seven and McDonald’s worker who said she won.
While Wilson was wildly claiming she won, the three teachers hired attorneys and financial consultants to prepare themselves for the boatload of cash and attention they would receive.
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