As the bizarre drama of the Mega Millions lottery continues to play out, any number of you have taken to our Facebook page, urging us to stop paying attention to that kooky woman in Baltimore who claims to have a winning ticket.
Folks, I'm here to tell you, that's not gonna happen.
You see, most of the time the lottery as a news story is lot like Christmas--the anticipation a lot more exciting than the aftermath. After all, who really gets worked up watching someone accepting a really large check from some happy bureaucrats and answering a lot of questions about whether they're gonna quit their job and how they're gonna buy their mama a house?
That is boring. Mirlande Wilson, well, at least she's not boring. Wilson is the Baltimore lady who says she's got the winning Mega Millions ticket, but then again..she's not so sure. She was in a pool to buy tickets with her Mcdonald's co-workers, but the winning ticket, if it exists, wasn't part of that. It was purchased with a dollar she found on the floor., or coworker bought it for her. Or something.
She's hired a lawyer, but he says can't confirm there's actually a winning ticket, but if there is, Wilson now says it's hidden. Iin the McDonald's, in a place only she knows.
Lets' be Real, folks. This what we call journalistic crack. Lure us in with something totally mundane, and escalate the crazy until We. Just. Can't. Stop.
Our only hope? Whoever really bought that winning ticket in Maryland please...come forward now! And save us from ourselves.