State lottery officials: Georgia winner in $636 million Mega Millions jackpot comes forward

ATLANTA, Ga. - Georgia Lottery officials say one of the winners of the $636 million Mega Millions prize has come forward.

Officials identified the jackpot winner Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, Georgia,  during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Curry elected the cash option in the jackpot winning that will be around $120 million after taxes. The winner was not in attendance.

>Click video to see a replay of the news conference.

The winning ticket was sold at a Gateway Newsstand in the city's Buckhead area and was a last minute purchase, according to Georgia Lottery officials. Officials say she bought one ticket and chose the numbers herself, using family birthdays and her family's lucky number, which is 7.

A second winning ticket was sold at a gift shop in San Jose, Calif.

The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball 7.

The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. It started its ascent Oct. 4. Lotto officials say 22 draws came and went without winners.

Here in the Bay area, a $1 million ticket was sold at a Publix in Lake Wales.

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