Amidst the lottery craze last week, many offices pooled together their money to get a crack of winning their share of the largest payout in history.
At a McDonald’s restaurant in Maryland, one woman was jubilant after realizing she had hit the jackpot and was going to take home a lump sum of $105 million, or $5.59 million a year for 26 years.
Her co workers were ecstatic too, until she said she wasn’t going to share.
‘I was in the group, but this was separate. The winning ticket was a separate ticket,’ the single mother of seven said as she and her fiancé left her home
Mirlande Wilson, 37, pooled her money with her other coworkers. However, she claims she bought additional tickets that were not included in the group purchase.
“‘We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The ‘winning’ ticket] wasn’t on the group plan,’ Wilson told The New York Post.
‘She can’t do this to us!’ said Suleiman Osman Husein, a shift manager and one of 15 members in the pool. ‘We each paid $5. She took everybody’s money!
The group’s tickets — along with a list of those who contributed to the pool — were left in an office safe at the fast food outlet.
According to the Post, Wilson called her co-workers to tell her they had won. Angry coworkers went to her house for answers, but Wilson then said she could not find the ticket.