The newly minted multimillionaire Ira Curry has gone into hiding.
Lucky Mega Millions winner Ira Curry eagerly came forward to claim her share of the $648 million jackpot, but now she — and her family back home in her native New York — have receded into the shadows.
She is, however, no longer anonymous. She and her husband are $120 million dollars richer. The 56-year-old Curry used family birthdays to pick the numbers for her winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, she told lottery officials. And the family’s lucky number — 7 — was used for the all-important Mega Ball.
Curry chose the numbers 8, 14, 17, 20 and 39, along with lucky No. 7, officials said.
“It’s unreal … like I’m still dreaming,” she told lottery officials Wednesday after hearing her family’s numbers announced. Curry did not attend the Georgia Lottery press event announcing the win on Wednesday and has made an effort to remain out of the media spotlight.
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