That is exactly what the burger-flipping co-workers of a woman in Maryland are! They are employed by a Maryland McDonald's and were all apart of a lottery pool with tickets for last Fridays record lotto jackpot, the largest payout for a lottery inhistory, and a pool that they THOUGHT they had won. That is until one of the group members claimed that the winning lottery ticket was her's and hers alone.
“We had a group plan, but I went and played by myself. [The ‘winning’ ticket] wasn’t on the group plan,” McDonald’s “winner’’ Mirlande Wilson 37, told The Post yesterday, insisting she alone bought one of the three tickets nationwide that will split a record $656 million payout.
The Haitian immigrant refused to show what she said was the winning ticket, claiming she had it hidden in another location and would present it to lottery officials today. With winning tickets also sold in Illinois and Kansas, a single Maryland winner would get an after-tax lump sum of $105 million, or $5.59 million a year for 26 years.
If Wilson won, and if it was with a pooled work ticket, the situation would be shockingly similar to that of New Jersey lottery louse Americo Lopes, who tried to screw five former colleagues after hitting a $24 million jackpot before a jury ordered him to spread the wealth.
Wilson’s co-workers — who make little more than $7.50 an hour — are sizzling with anger over the notion. “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!”
This case caused two different scriptures to pop into my head. The first from 1 Timothy 6:10: "For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil". And the other Galations 6:8: "For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." Which do you think this particular woman is sowing to, her flesh or her spirit (or to her retirement account?!?)