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Old 04-02-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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I'll just buy my own ticket. LOL


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According to the article, Wilson ran the McDonald’s office pool that fateful day, getting $5 from 15 co-workers. She purchased the pool tickets and left them at the restaurant in a safe place, according to the article.

Just before closing shop Friday evening, however, the owner of the fast food restaurant says he gave Wilson another $5. Wilson bought more tickets after leaving work and took them home, but she claims the winning ticket was not purchased with the final $5 contribution.


Mega Millions winner won’t share with McD’s co-workers | News To Me with George Mathis
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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If her co-workers were foolish enough not to make a written contract between all of them, that woman might have a case. Most of the time a person's word isn't enough to settle in court.

If there was a contract, it's clear this woman will lose. There's no proof that she bought it with her own money since Lotto only takes cash.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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This happened in Virginia once along time ago. Same circumstances. The person who won claim they bought extra tickets. It was tied up in court for a long time. I believe the man finally won his case but not before spending lots of money for lawyers.
The problem here is that the woman admitted to getting the extra 5 dollers and then getting more tickets. The owner may have a case.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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A recent court decision (probably easily found in Google) resolved a nearly identical situation. The court sided with the remainder of the pool.....they were entitled to an equal slice of the winnings.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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Time for an asswhipping of epic proportions. LOL...
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I'll just buy my own ticket. LOL
I think she's lying she's not the winner. If she is she is most likely going to have to split the money unless she made copies of the pool's tickets and gave it to them before the drawing.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/mega-millio...ry?id=16054861

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The New York Post reported that a Maryland McDonald's employee, Mirlande Wilson, 37, is claiming to be the winner and that a fight is brewing between her and her co-workers who allege the ticket was purchased in an office pool.
But Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland lottery, told ABCNews.com that there is "no indication" that the story is true.
"Everyone says they know [the winner] is their cousin, mother, friend, guy up the street or guy who mows the lawn," Everett said. "But the proof has to be in front of us."
Everett said she is suspicious of Wilson's story and said that no one has officially come forward yet.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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She will blow through her part of the winnings within 2 years if she truly did win. Anyone can see this coming with her attitude. Then she will be demanding Obama bucks (if he's re-elected) when she's broke.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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The correct way to run a pool is to give the money to s single manager and then he makes xerox copies of the tickets before the drawing and gives all participants a copy thereof. That way there is no question which are pool tickets and which are personal tickets.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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The correct way to run a pool is to give the money to s single manager and then he makes xerox copies of the tickets before the drawing and gives all participants a copy thereof. That way there is no question which are pool tickets and which are personal tickets.

Yep, this is how we always did this. The "pool" tickets were copied and everyone knew which tickets belonged to the pool.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Time for an asswhipping of epic proportions. LOL...
Yep..I wouldn't blame her co-workers if they gave her a blanket party out behind the garbage bins after dark
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