Ira Curry is a wife, a mother of adult children and a grandmother whom neighbors in her upper middle class subdivision in Stone Mountain call “sweet.”

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.

She collects the largest single win in Georgia history and will split the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in U.S. history, totaling roughly $648 million, with winners in San Jose, Calif., lottery officials said. Curry chose the numbers 8, 14, 17, 20 and 39, along with lucky No. 7, officials said.

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