Megamillions Winner Got the Money and Immediately Went Into Hiding
by Brandon Simmons
Ira Curry did the first thing a lot of people should when they win a multi-million dollar lottery: hide. According to the New York Daily News, the 56-year-old Georgia resident and her husband have went into hiding after winning one of the two lottery tickets that were at an estimated $648 million.
Curry lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia but also has family in Bronx borough of New York City which is her actual birthplace. None of the sisters that stayed in their childhood apartment were available to be reached for any comments. As for Curry’s home, people haven’t noticed any movement inside the house and packages have been delivered to the home but left on the doorstep.
For Curry herself, it seemed like an award fitting for someone who maximizes their generosity. Neighbors described her as a woman with a big heart and not afraid to show it. Resident Revonia Cole said Curry once tried to return a stray dog to its owner. Another neighbor, Kaliah Ladler, told about the time she and her brother were locked out of their house and went to the Curry’s home. It was there where Ira‘s husband fed both of the kids until their mother came home.
Ira Curry is doing the smartest thing with her money outside of investing. When somebody hears that you’ve won a lottery jackpot of close to $650 million, a hand will be out for each dollar that you’ve won. She is probably hiding from thieves, so-called friends and “long-lost” family members. Better to hide from them than anything else, and keep hold of your money. The IRS is already going to take a big chunk of your money and you also have that “third cousin just so happens to need a new tooth” tax.