Three unidentified Maryland school district employees have finally come forward with the record winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, which finally puts an end to the Mirlande Wilson circus because it proves she never had the ticket in the first place.
Unlike Wilson, the three school district employees, that are going by the name of the ‘Three Amigos,’ didn’t try to pull a bad prank by threatening not to share the prize money in a worker pool. But they must have laughed each day as they watched Wilson play with the media.
Either way they have proven to be the legitimate winners. They told reporters that they, each chipped in $20 to buy $60 worth of tickets at three different locations. One of which was the ‘7Eleven’ that the winning ticket came from and Wilson claimed to have bought hers at.
The ‘Three Amigos’ opted to take their portion of the record $650 million jackpot in one lump sum. That will equate to each of the three receiving about $35 million after taxes.
The three, a special education teacher, an elementary school teacher, and an administrative assistant, also contend that they will return back to work this week because of their commitment to the students at the school they work in.
“It’s gratifying to know that these individuals, who have given so much to the public through the years, have had this wonderful luck,” Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino told MSNBC.
The other 2 winning tickets were purchased in Kansas and Illinois. The unidentified Kansas winner was the first to come forward with a winning ticket. The Illinois winner has yet to cash in.