Maryland Mega Millions Winner Comes Forward, Lottery Officials Confirm

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BALTIMORE (CBSDC) — Maryland Lottery officials say a person has come forward with the winning ticket in last month’s record-setting jackpot drawing.

A press conference has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday.

37-year-old Marlinde Wilson recently claimed to have purchased and lost the winning ticket, setting off a series of bizarre reports. Wilson said she hid the ticket at the McDonald’s restaurant where she worked. That report was debunked by the franchise owner.

Lottery officials did not release the name of the winner on Monday.

The winning ticket is worth roughly $218 million with a cash option of $158 million. It was sold at a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill.

Two additional winning tickets were sold in Illinois and Kansas, splitting the full $656 million jackpot.

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