December 19th, 2013
10:03 AM ET

2 Split Mega Millions Jackpot, But Second Winner Remains a Mystery

A 56-year-old married 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, Georgia Lottery President Debbie Alford said Wednesday.

Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, came to the lottery office with the winning ticket of hand-picked numbers.

“The draw was a combination of family birthdays - and the lucky number 7 - a set of numbers the Curry family has played before, ” reports CNN's Sara Ganim. "This time, Curry bought just one ticket at this small newsstand in Atlanta. One was all it took."

But who gets the second half?

"The other winning ticket was sold in San Jose, California," Ganim says. "The winner there is still a mystery."

But his or her  ticket did make one California resident very happy.

The store owner got $1 million just for selling that winning ticket.

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