2nd Winner Of $636M Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Comes Forward
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — California Lottery officials say the second of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot has come forward to claim the prize.
Steve Tran of Northern California came forward Thursday afternoon, 16 days after officials revealed there were two winning jackpot tickets.
The other winner, Ira Curry, is from Georgia and came forward to claim her prize Dec. 18. Lottery officials there say she opted to take the lump sum payment of about $120 million after taxes.
The winning ticket in California was purchased at a gift shop in San Jose. The gift ship owner will receive $1 million.
The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. It started its ascent Oct. 4.
- Man Wins $1 Million Lottery Prize With Money He Found On Street
- Serbian State Lottery Head Resigns After Winning Numbers Appear On TV Before Drawing
- California Lottery Sees Record With $5.5B Sold In Tickets
- Simply Statistics: Playing Powerball And Your Chances Of Actually Winning
- Strong Sales Raise Powerball Jackpot To $500 Million
- $485 Million Powerball Jackpot Is 5th Largest In US History
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.