Jason Hanna and Steve Almasy of CNN are reporting that a 56-year-old woman has won half of the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in U.S. history and has taken the cash option, which after taxes, will be about $120 million. Hanna and Almasay write:
“Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, came to the lottery office with the winning ticket of hand-picked numbers, a mix of family birthdays and the lucky number 7. She did not appear at the afternoon lottery announcement in Atlanta.
Curry bought the ticket at the end of the day Friday and it was a last-minute decision, Alford said.
Alford gave a few details about Curry, saying she is married and had her daughter check online for the winning numbers after a radio announcer mentioned 7 was the Mega ball number.”
It will take approximately two weeks for Curry to receive the check. Maybe in that time, she should turn her hand to the various casino on phone games to see if she can replicate her luck there.
Read more at CNN.