Ira Curry: Georgia woman named one of 2 Mega Millions winners

A man waits in line to purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets at Bluebird Liquor in Hawthorne, California December 13, 2013.
Two winners will split the $636 million jackpot.
Credit: Reuters

A Georgia woman was identified on Wednesday as the lone purchaser of one of two winning Mega Millions tickets sold for an estimated total jackpot of $636 million, state lottery officials said.

The winner, Ira Curry, played a combination of winning numbers that she said were based on family members’ birth dates when she bought the ticket at an Atlanta newsstand, a lottery spokesman said.

The purchaser of a second winning ticket sold in San Jose, Calif., has yet to come forward.


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