UPDATE: The news conference has been temporarily delayed…developing.
Merlande Wilson is an immigrant from Haiti and a mother of seven children.
She says she and her co-workers went in on a group of tickets together, but after allegedly winning, Wilson says the winning ticket is one she bought separately and won’t be sharing the record $656 million jackpot with her co-workers.
She now says the winning ticket was purchased specifically for her, separately, by another co-worker.
Read about the Mega Millions mess here.
Today’s news conference will be held at the office of Wilson’s attorney, Edward Smith, Jr.
“My concern at this moment is that Ms. Wilson and her children can go about their lives and activities without being interfered with,” Smith said.
They also expressed doubts about Wilson’s claims.
“It just doesn’t read to me like something that is going to be legit,” said lottery spokesman Carole Everett.
“I don’t expect her to show up.”
If we find a live feed for the noon press conference, we’ll embed it below.
You can also watch live at ABC2News in Baltimore here.
- Maryland Woman, Coworkers Spar Over Winning Mega Millions Claim (newsfeed.time.com)
- Md. Mom Of 7 Said She Won Mega Millions; McDonald’s Coworkers Aren’t ‘Lovin’ It’ (baltimore.cbslocal.com)