Mirlande Wilson, 37, pooled money with colleagues at Maryland burger joint
Claims she bought one of the three winning tickets for herself
Winning numbers were 46, 23, 38, 4, 2, and 23
Employees at a McDonald’s in the U.S. are outraged at a co-worker who claims she won $105million in Mega Millions but says as she bought the ticket for herself she will not share her winnings.
Workers at the Maryland McDonald’s pooled their money for [...]
Friday night’s record jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery brought the U.S. together as the nation chipped in to buy around 1.5billion tickets.
But this is a change from how the lottery usually works, with a hard core of habitual players joined by a few more impulsive buyers.
These frequent lottery ticket buyers are disproportionately likely to be poor – precisely the people who can least afford to spend money on the [...]
The lottery is the biggest in US history
Second-largest, $365M, was won by a group in Nebraska in 2007
Drawing takes place Friday at 11pm EST
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The national frenzy over the historic half-billion dollar Mega Millions lottery forced the jackpot to soar even higher — to $540 million — as millions of people [...]
The previous record jackpot in the Mega Millions game was $390 million in 2007, split by two winners in New Jersey and Georgia.
In Tuesday night’s game, 47 players came very close, matching 5 of the 6 winning numbers. Each of those tickets is worth at least $250,000.
Ticket buyers are facing tough odds. The chance of picking the five winning numbers and the Mega Ball are 175,700,000-to-one.
Mega Millions is played in [...]