As reporters huddled Wednesday outside the office of an attorney hired by the woman who claims to be the Baltimore County winner of last Friday's Mega Millions prize, we wanted to know a bit more about her than the fuzzy bits revealed thus far.
So, we checked out her Facebook page.
Fact Number One: On Facebook, she goes by the name Sheila Paraison, not Mirlande Wilson, the name she has been giving reporters for the last week. (The New York Post uncovered the Facebook page.)
Wilson, a single mother from Westport, first told reporters that she had the ticket to a share of the record-breaking $656 million jackpot. She said she went into a lottery pool with her McDonald's co-workers but she wasn't sharing the money because she'd bought the winning ticket on her own.
Hysteria ensued, but Wilson/Paraison never showed the ticket.
And each of her remarks in front of the cameras and reporters seemed flakier than the last.
More Facebook facts:
• She's a fan of Joel Osteen.
• She has 277 friends. (That was earlier today. About a hundred more people had joined her friend list by 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• She likes the movie "Takers."
• And -- interestingly -- her favorite TV shows are "Jerry Springer" and "Maury."
• Her profile quote: "I belive things happen for a reason and if you be patient maybe that thing will make sense soon or later."
The McDonald's worker also says she's worked at the United Nations and studied at University of South Florida.