McDonald's worker Mirlande Wilson, who claimed she had one of the three winning Mega Millions Lottery tickets, has now said she has lost the ticket that is worth $157 million.
Speaking to NBC News, she was asked whether she would ever officially ask for her share of the winnings; to which she replied, "If I find it (the ticket)."
The NBC reporter then asked for confirmation about whether she had lost the ticket, to which she calmly replied, "I misplaced it."
The latest developments will do nothing to halt negative rumors about Wilson, with many insisting she is lying. However, despite her newest claims she continued to defend her story saying that she did not make anything up. "I did not make up no story to get no attention," she said to NBC.
Wilson earlier this week angered media sources by calling a press conference only for her legal representative, Edward Smith Jr., to ask journalists to go away. He told reporters who had gathered for the press conference, "(Wilson) would like all of you to go home. This needs to stop so she and her children can go back to a normal life."
However, the strange press conference continued to surprise when the lawyer added that he had not seen any evidence of the winning ticket from his client, and that he could not "say with any certainty the ticket exists."
Media outlets and the general public have been skeptical of Wilson since she stepped forward to claim she was one of the three winners of the world record $656 million lottery draw. She initially claimed that she bought the ticket in a 7-Eleven for herself. However, she later said a co-worker purchased a ticket for her while buying tickets for a group of McDonald's employees.
She has also previously said she hid the ticket at McDonald's. However, one of her fellow employees responded to that claim by telling the Daily News, "She could not have hidden any ticket here. She hasn't been back and she doesn't have any locker to hide it. She would not hide it in the bathroom or anything."
The winners of the record lottery draw have until Sept. 28, 2012 to claim their prize or else risk losing one of the largest pay-outs ever.