The air went out of Mirlande Wilson’s tale about a Mega Million’s jackpot ticket hidden at a
The timing likely will save Wilson a court battle.
Wilson, a 37-year-old mother of seven, was sued Monday in Baltimore City Circuit Court by Mandisa Mazibuko of Germantown in an attempt to block Wilson from cashing. Mazibuko also sought $1 million in damages, plus interest and court costs.
The Sun spent $16.50 to get a copy of the civil lawsuit, which revealed details about the dispute that brewed at the McDonald’s at 8227 Liberty Road following the March 30
Mazibuko sought immediate action for fear that Wilson would "deplete" the money and "if given the opportunity, she will continue her efforts to deprive her co-winners of their rightful share in the proceeds," according to the filing.
Mazibuko does not work at McDonald's and allegedly participated in the pool through a friend.
"Wilson's public appearances, media games, and evasive behavior have only become more confusing and unpredictable," the suit says.
The suit says that participants of the pool each paid $5 and verbally agreed to split the winnings equally if any of their tickets hit the jackpot.
Michael Schatzow, an E.
So what’s Wilson’s explanation? Did she think she had the winning ticket? Was she playing a gag?
It's unclear. Wilson did not return phone messages. Her lawyer, Edward Smith Jr., didn't lend any clarity either. He supposed that her belief she had the winning ticket had been an error. As for how the mistake may have happened, Smith said he wouldn't disclose any more information, citing attorney-client privilege.
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