Lottery "Winner" Tells Press To Go Away Staff
Posted: Apr 05, 2012 11:25 AM
Lottery "Winner" Tells Press To Go Away

The Maryland woman who claims to have one of the winning tickets to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in history called a press conference, didn’t speak and asked – through her lawyer – for the press to leave her alone.

Edward Smith Jr., Baltimore attorney for Mirlande Wilson, gathered the media in his office Wednesday but wouldn’t let his client speak. Wilson, a Haitian immigrant who claims she bought the winning ticket sold in Maryland, wants the reporters to go away.

“That’s really it,” Smith said, “to ask you to go back to your places.”