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Ga. woman has 1 of 2 winning lottery tickets

3 years 6 months 5 days ago December 18, 2013 Dec 18, 2013 Wednesday, December 18 2013 December 18, 2013 2:20 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

ATLANTA- Lottery officials say a Georgia woman has one of the two winning tickets to the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in U.S. history.

Lottery officials identified her as Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, which is east of Atlanta. Officials say she bought one ticket and chose the numbers herself, using family birthdays and her family's lucky number, which is 7.

Curry did not attend the news conference. The other winning ticket was sold at a gift shop in San Jose, Calif.

The winning ticket in Georgia was sold at a newsstand in Buckhead, a financial center of Atlanta.

Lottery officials say Curry is in a state of shock and that she plans to take the lump sum payout of $123 million after taxes.

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