‘Three Amigos’ to Share Mega Millions Win

by Angela Nazworth | April 10, 2012 4:31 pm

What was once a “mega mess[1]” in Maryland has turned into a heartwarming story about three public school workers who refer to themselves as “The Three Amigos.”

The Associated Press reports that a special education teacher, elementary school teacher and school administrator have claimed their share of last month’s Mega Millions jackpot that totaled $656 million.The three pals have chosen to remain anonymous.

According to Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino, each of the three public school employees will receive close to $35 million after taxes. He also mentioned that the friends are very committed to their students.

“If it can’t be you, these people are precisely the people you would want to see win,” Martino told[2] the AP.

It’s been known for two weeks that there were three winning tickets from the record-breaking jackpot — one from Maryland, one from Illinois and one from Kansas. However, the true identity of the Maryland winner remained in question until today. McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD[3]) worker Mirlande Wilson, who previously had claimed to be Maryland’s winner, failed to produce the ticket.

The Kansas winner has come forward but wishes to remain anonymous. At this time, no one from Illinois has claimed a portion of the prize.

Endnotes:
  1. mega mess: http://investorplace.com/2012/04/mega-mess-in-maryland-lottery-drawing/
  2. told: http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2012/04/10/3_md_school_workers_split_mega_millions_win/
  3. MCD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MCD

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