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Maryland Mega Millions winners claim prize anonymously

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Posted: April 10, 2012, 9:52 am - IP Logged

I agree with you.  A school system is the worse place to try to keep a secret.  I bet the kids already know who won and where they live. 

If they were to suddenly quit it wouldn't be very hard to figure out why.It would be impossible to remain anonymous under the circumstances.Besides that,teachers are under contract for the entire school year.

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    Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:00 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winners!  Sometimes a pool works out!

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      Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:08 am - IP Logged

      Love those matching outfits, Congrats to the real winners.

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        Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:18 am - IP Logged

        Yay! Now let's leave them the #$%^ alone!

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          Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:29 am - IP Logged

          If they were to suddenly quit it wouldn't be very hard to figure out why.It would be impossible to remain anonymous under the circumstances.Besides that,teachers are under contract for the entire school year.

          They may have picked up their winnings anonymously, but there are several people that know they won. As time goes by even more people will figure it out, but it will be nothing like had they not collected the winnings anonymously.

          Had Wilson actually had the winning ticket, we could have months to discuss all that drama.

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            Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:29 am - IP Logged

            Congrats to the Maryland winners, may all their dreams come true!!

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              Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:32 am - IP Logged

              Congrats to the actual Winners Cheers Well Done Thumbs Up

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                Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:33 am - IP Logged

                Just as I thought.

                More than likely what happened to Mirlande Wilson was that she thought she won without checking her numbers, preached it to the world, found out she didn't win, and had to claim she lost the ticket to hide the humiliation.

                Obviously a first time lottery player.

                Hopefully a "last time" one as well.

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                  Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                  Good thing they at least shared some background information about themselves. This will allow those McDonalds employees who were a part of Mirlande Wilson's pool to just go about their business making happy meals.  Lesson learned from this fiasco even though the real winners had formed an ad hoc lottery pool that could have resulted in similar drama had the lady with the tickets had been unscrupulous is to either never join a lottery pool or treat entering into one the same way you would buying a house...by making sure all participation rules and protocol are established before any drawing.  If this lady was like that NJ guy who recently lost his court case and now has to share that win, we would be witnessing yet another story that could aptly be titled, "When Playing Lottery Pools Go Wrong".

                  Well, we can all forget about Mirlande Wilson now.  I am sure her fellow McDonalds co-workers will NOT be including her in future lottery pools...but then again, lottery pools and fools go together it seems.

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                    Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                    I bet alot of the employees said no to a 20$ pool, and must be extremely upset right now. They should retire  and give someone else a job.

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                      Posted: April 10, 2012, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                      Congratulations to the winners.  The REAL winners!!!!  What I like the winners are all different ages.  In a few weeks they can quit their extra jobs and only work the 1 job if they want to keep working.

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                          Posted: April 10, 2012, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulations to the winners.  The REAL winners!!!!  What I like the winners are all different ages.  In a few weeks they can quit their extra jobs and only work the 1 job if they want to keep working.

                          Smart group of teachers making their copies and securing the ticket in a safe. Kind of interesting they claimed so quickly. Hope they had enough time to consult with  the right professionals.......Course, I guess they have time after the school year gets out..... If only I  or any of the L.P contributors  had that issue to confront Smiley

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                            Posted: April 10, 2012, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                            Congrats to the Winners......Hurray!

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                              Posted: April 10, 2012, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                              I've updated the story significantly with additional information and quotes from the winners.

                              Thanks Todd you the MAN!!!!!!Thumbs Up

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