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
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(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.

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Sep 9, 2011 8:49 PM CDT
As the old saying goes, "Life's a bitch and then you die."
Sep 9, 2011 4:30 PM CDT
This guys is a hypocrite. He's a Mormon and Mormons aren't supposed to play the lotto. Not my rules. <:-)
Sep 9, 2011 3:44 PM CDT
According to John Boehner, this guy is now a job creator. Happy days are here again!