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Attorney: Baltimore Woman's Mega Millions Claim 'Legitimate'

Marlinde Wilson, the woman who says she has the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Maryland, held a press conference with her attorney.

Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett told Patch Wednesday afternoon that no one has yet come forward with the at a Milford Mill 7-Eleven.

Meanwhile, Baltimore resident Marlinde Wilson, who reportedly is an immigrant of Haiti and mother of seven children, still maintains she has that ticket.

On Wednesday morning, Wilson and her attorney held a press conference.

Wilson did not speak, according to a FOX News report, but her attorney Edward Smith asked the media "to not pester his client."

Smith said her statement is "a legitimate claim," but he has not seen the ticket, the report states.

Wilson allegedly bought Mega Millions lottery tickets for herself and a pool of coworkers at the Milford Mill McDonald's where she works.

She has also said she bought a ticket separately—the winnning ticket.

One of three winning Mega Millions tickets was sold at the 7-Eleven at 8014 Liberty Road, in Milford Mill, Baltimore County, the Maryland Lottery has reported. Two others were sold in Illinois and Kansas.

Since Monday, that she has the winning ticket, but she has not shown it yet.

On Tuesday, she said she hid it in a safe place at the McDonald's in Milford Mill, according to the New York Post.

She won't go back to get it until the media attention has died down, it states.

Wilson is a resident of the Westport community in Baltimore, according to the report.

Emphasizing that the Maryland Lottery has "nothing new" to report, Everett said Wednesday that the lottery will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the process for a winner to claim a ticket, and how the lottery would announce it.

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