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Md. lottery director: Winning ticket unclaimed

Monday - 4/2/2012, 10:48am  ET

Winners must wait: taxes and verification come first in lottery

Stephen Martino, Maryland Lottery director

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of the Maryland Lottery says no one in the state has stepped forward with a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket yet.

Stephen Martino said Monday on NBC's "Today" show that the ticket, one of three winning tickets purchased for the record-breaking $640 million prize, has yet to be claimed.

The New York Post reported Monday that McDonald's employee Mirlande Wilson claims she holds the winning ticket. The newspaper reports that Wilson plans to contact lottery officials Monday.

Lottery officials say a winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill. The other two were sold in Illinois and Kansas.

A phone number listed for Wilson went to a voicemail inbox that said it was full early Monday.


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