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$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Annapolis

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -

If you live in Maryland, you or one of your neighbors could be the state's newest millionaire. A ticket matching all five numbers, everything but the Mega Ball was sold at the High's store on Old Mill Bottom Road in Annapolis. It is worth a million dollars.

Lottery officials say in all, 685,000 winning tickets were sold in Maryland. They are worth from a dollar to $1 million.

"I wish I was the winner. I got to go check my tickets," Chris Melton says.

Hearing that someone at her local store struck in rich sent Julie Redmond scrambling.

"I thought I better get home to check my ticket. I won four dollars," says Redmond.

We now know one of two big winners who will split that $636 million jackpot. 56-year-old Ira Curry of Stone Mountain, Ga., told lottery officials she almost drove off the road when the radio announced the winning numbers.

"She knew she had the Mega Ball of 7. That's her family's lucky number," Georgia Lottery President Debbie Alford says. "Her daughter checked the other numbers online and told her mom, through much screaming and crying, that she had won the lottery."

Curry is taking the cash option. That's worth $120 million.

Thuy Nguyen of Jenny's Gift Shop in San Jose, Calif., sold the other winning ticket to someone who hasn't come forward yet. He will get a million dollars to pump into the business he just bought a month ago.

"What I am going to do with the money? Try to be successful in the USA," Nguyen says.

Back in Annapolis, everyone is trying to figure out who bought the million dollar ticket. All Stephanie Regina knows is that it wasn't her.

"I'm pretty much in here every day and I didn't even think to buy a ticket. It just burns me up. I will know better next time," Regina says.

Besides the one sold in Annapolis, there are 19 other million dollar tickets out there that matched five numbers. Winners have 181 days left to claim their prizes.


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