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Georgia Woman Wins Mega Millions

Francesca Bessey |
December 18, 2013 | 3:21 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

(Robert S. Donavan, Creative Commons)
(Robert S. Donavan, Creative Commons)
One hundred and twenty million dollars.

A sum which, even after loopholes and taxes, remains a whopping lottery prize for a Stone Mountain, Georgia woman who won half of a $648 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in U.S. history.

Ira Curry, who bought her winning ticket at a Gateway newsstand in Atlanta, has selected the cash option for her prize, CNN reports. A second winner, who will share the jackpot, has yet to be identified. 

SEE ALSO: Maryland Mom Claims She Lost Her Winning Mega Million Ticket

Georgia Lottery President Debbie Alford released some details about the lucky winner, including that she has a family and that her hand-picked ticket number was a mix of their birthdays.

Curry's daughter apparently discovered the win, after her mother heard the radio announcement about the Mega ball number (number seven) and asked her to look the winning numbers up online.


Read the full story at CNN.

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