Doubts over Maryland woman's Mega Millions claim

Mega Millions "winner" story doubted 02:04

(CBS News) We still don't know who won the record Mega Millions jackpot, but in Baltimore, people can't stop talking about the woman who said she won.

However, lottery officials now suspect her story may be a hoax.

For Mirlande Wilson, her claim to a piece of the Mega Millions jackpot has so far brought more scrutiny than currency.

"I don't know where all this is coming from. I don't know what's going on," Wilson told reporters outside her home on Monday. "It's just too much for me. Confusing, very confusing."

The single mother of seven told the New York Post this weekend that she won the Mega Millions lottery, but has since clammed up. Her coworkers at McDonald's accused her of reneging on an office lottery pool. She told the Post the winning ticket was bought with a pal, not for the pool.

When asked Monday night whether her co-workers were fighting with her over the alleged winning ticket, Wilson said it was a "big problem".

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The two other winning tickets were sold in Red Bud, Illinois and northeast Kansas.

The three winners - if they come forward - will split a record $656 million jackpot.

Maryland's mystery winner would walk away with about $105 million, after taxes.

Maryland Lotto director Steven Martino says even he doesn't know who won, and until a legitimate winner comes forward, he will "continue to wait like everyone else."

"They know how to find us," adds Martino.

What Maryland lottery officials do know is the winning ticket was purchased at a 7-11 outside Baltimore on Friday night at 7:15, less than four hours before the drawing.

They say the purchase was captured on surveillance video but several people bought tickets around that time so it's difficult to make out the winner.

Outside the 7-11 a sign says, "We sold a winning Mega Millions ticket!" Since Maryland doesn't require that lottery winners go public, the winner could remain a mystery forever.

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