Marriott President's Son Wins $107M Lottery
Brian McCarthy is now a lot richer
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2011 1:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – In tough times, it's probably no surprise that sales of lottery tickets are booming across the country, as noted by USA Today. But a recent Mega Millions winner wasn't so down-on-his-luck to begin with: Virginia's Brian McCarthy, the son of Marriott hotels president Robert J. McCarthy, took home the $107 million jackpot in July, report Gawker and the Daily Mail. The 25-year-old is headed to Ireland for a golf vacation. His dad's salary is in the $1.2 million range.