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Mega Millions winner hails from the Bronx

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An insurance writer who lives in Georgia and hails from the Bronx is one of the winners of the $648 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Ira Curry, 56, grew up in the Lambert Houses on E. 179th St. in West Farms. Her sisters still live there.

Curry will walk away with approximately $120M after taxes. She took the cash option when she came forward to claim her prize on Wednesday.

Neighbors told FOX 5 News Curry's sisters left their home late Wednesday and haven't been seen since.

"They're real friendly. If they can help you, they will."

The other winning ticket was sold at a convenience store in San Jose, California.

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