Latest Mega Millions Debacle Shows Work Pools Don’t Work

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Greedy! Greedy! Greedy! More than likely, that’s what a number of McDonald’s workers in Maryland are saying about their now former co-worker, Mirlande Wilson(pictured), who says she doesn’t owe them a single cent of her Mega Millions winnings — with a lot of expletives I’m sure.

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Wilson was one of three winners of the record $656-million prize, only she was supposed to split her share of an after-tax lump sum of $105 million, or $5.59 million a year for 26 years, with 15 of her fellow McDonald’s workers who took part in the pool. Even if split with that many people, the money still sounds like a nice chunk of change to sit on, right? Don’t bother speculating on what that number is, because Mirlande plans on keeping all of the monies to herself.

The single Mother of seven says that, technically, she’s not obligated to hand any winnings over because she dipped out of the pool with the ticket that matters. Speaking outside of her church with her fiancé in tow (just think about that for a second), Wilson told the New York Post, “We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The winning ticket] wasn’t on the group plan.


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