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

Marlinde Wilson, the woman who says she has the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold at the 7-Eleven in Milford Mill, was present Wednesday during a press conference with her attorney.

Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett told Pikesville Patch Wednesday afternoon that no one has yet come forward with the .

Meanwhile, Baltimore resident Marlinde Wilson, who reportedly is an immigrant of Haiti and mother of seven children, 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."

He said her claim 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.

, 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 a report by 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.

Bon April 06, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Being a single mom with 7 kids and only works at Mcdonalds...I would think if she had the ticket she would have claimed it already...and what lawyer says "its only money people"....I don't believe any of it
Just saying..... April 06, 2012 at 05:33 PM
She works at a McDonalds down the road from where the ticket was actually sold???? No one has come in yet to claim the ticket???? Seems to me that she has in fact won, and greed has taken over. I doubt the lawyer's story about not seeing the ticket. I bet he has seen it- and knows it's a winner. What lawyer would stick his neck out this far without some reassurance he is representing someone with the $$$$ to cover his time??? She is trying to cheat her co-workers, plain and simple.
keith pain April 06, 2012 at 08:06 PM
sweet swine pork rind hats were a novelty hat sold a while ago by zephyr hats in colorado some smuck just registered the domain and is selling fakies ( see the difference) and running an anti republican web site using this name. look at internet hits on this domain since the whole thing blew up. the winner is a loser who is trying to rip off her co workers and keep the money thru a laundering scheme im just sayin
Zoobie April 07, 2012 at 07:25 AM
WHO CARES?!!! We didn't win it. If I did, nobody would ever know, that's for sure. Lottery Rules state that annoniminity is assured. She'll have more friends now then she ever had............all with their hands out!
Bob April 10, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Sometimes any PR is better than no PR. This is not the case for this idiot attorney that let his name be associated with this scam (being that the real MD winner has been verified on 4/9).


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