A clerk prepares to operate a lottery machine to print out Mega Millions lottery tickets for a customer at Tobacco Plus, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Muncie, Ind. With tickets selling well, the jackpot for tonight's drawing is now at an estimated $636 million, the second-biggest lottery prize in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)The Associated Press
CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME TO YOUNG SOO LEE, NOT YOUNG SOOLEE - Owner Young Soo Lee basks in the attention at her small Alliance Center office bulding newsstand on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Atlanta, after lottery officials said one of two winning Mega Millions lottery tickets were purchased from her store in Tuesday's $636 million drawing, The store owner said she sold 1300 lottery tickets on Tuesday rather than the normal sales of about 100 tickets. (AP Photo/David Tulis)The Associated Press
Jenny's gift shop owner Thuy Nguyen, left, sells lottery tickets to a customer Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday's near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California. The California ticket was sold at Jenny's Gift Shop, which sits along San Jose's tree-lined Tully Road, amid a cluster of Asian restaurants. The store's owner, Thuy Nguyen, says he doesn't know who the bought the winning ticket, but it's likely someone he knows, as most of his customers are his friends. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Associated Press
Cars drive up to an entrance to the Alliance Center office building in Atlanta, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, where a small newsstand sold one of two winning Mega Millions lottery tickets from Tuesday's near-record $636 million drawing, according to lottery officials. (AP Photo/David Tulis)The Associated Press
CORRECTS NAME TO YOUNG SOO LEE, NOT YOUNG SOOLEE - Gateway Newsstand owner Young Soo Lee speaks to reporters at her store just off the lobby of the Alliance Center office building in the Buckhead community of Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Her store sold one of the two winning tickets for the near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing. (AP Photo/Johnny Clark)The Associated Press
ATLANTA – A Georgia woman has come forward to collect half of the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
Ira Curry, of Stone Mountain, says she'll take the lump sum payout of $120 million after taxes. Curry bought one of the two winning tickets for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot. The other ticket was sold in San Jose, Calif.
Curry, her husband and other family members came to the lottery headquarters in Atlanta to claim the prize, surprising officials who thought the winner may take some time to get their affairs in order.
Curry lives in a two-story home with a two-car garage and a basketball goal in the driveway. Other than that, not much is yet known because she has not wanted to speak publicly.