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Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Self-proclaimed Mega Millions winner says she has misplaced the lucky ticket


Mirlande Wilson, the Md. woman who claimed to have won the Mega Millions jackpot last week, now says she can’t find the winning ticket. (JOSE LUIS MAGANA - REUTERS)
The woman claiming to be the owner of a winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Maryland last week now says she has misplaced the ticket.

Mirlande Wilson, 37, who previously said she was hiding the lucky ticket in a Baltimore area McDonald’s where she works, told NBC 4 that she can’t find it.

The revelation came hours after Wilson held a news conference with her attorney to ask the media, eager to interview an apparent winner in the record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, to leave her alone.

According to a Maryland State Lottery Agency spokesman, a legitimate winning ticket holder has not yet come forward in the state.

Last week’s lottery drawing resulted in a total of three winning tickets, including one sold at a 7-Eleven in Baltimore County. The winner has until Sept. 28 to claim the prize.

See the interview with Mirlande Wilson on NBC 4.

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