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.

Brian McCarthy collects his $107 million check from a Virginia lottery official.
Brian McCarthy collects his $107 million check from a Virginia lottery official.   (YouTube)
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Here is Brian McCarthy with the big check.   (YouTube)

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