Marriott Millionaire’s Son Wins Big Lottery

September 11, 2011 by staff 

Marriott Millionaire's Son Wins Big LotteryMarriott Millionaire’s Son Wins Big Lottery, Some people are lucky. Brian McCarthy, son of President Robert McCarthy Marriott millionaire, you can add an extra 107 million and his family fortune of the Virginia Lottery.

An unmarried 25-year-old bought five tickets at will in Herndon, Virginia, the supermarket giant. He had gone to use the ATM and bought five tickets without knowing how much the prize money. Even staff picks lucky numbers, allowing the team to choose for him.

A few days later, checked into Facebook for the winning numbers and got the surprise of his life.

“I jumped out of bed, poured my wallet and looked at the numbers and I had the ticket,” said McCarthy Washington DC ABC affiliate WJLA.

When McCarthy picked up the money, decided to take the lump sum instead of receiving the money in annual payments over 26 years. The sum amounted to 68 million before taxes.

“I wish my family could enjoy it as much as I can. And also help some charities along the way,” said McCarthy.

At that time, McCarthy was working as an account manager for Pepsi. He has since left that job.

So far, took a golf trip to Ireland, traveled to Alaska with her sister and bought a BMW M3, a car and starts at about 59,000. As for charity, donated 25,000 each and two, including Herndon Optimist Club, which helps local children.

“It feels surreal. It’s something you read in the newspaper about someone else,” said the father of the lottery winner, Robert McCarthy, WJLA. “And so when it affects you greatly, I think [there is] a lot of good things with him, but also comes with a serious amount of responsibility.”

As the president of Marriott, McCarthy’s father oversees the finances and leadership of more than 3,500 hotels in the Americas, covering multiple brands. Ritz-Carlton also oversees for the corporation, according to the website of Marriott.

Forbes reports that Robert McCarthy became more and 1.2 million in 2009.

Despite all the attention, the grandmother of Brian McCarthy is unfazed by the news. “I said, ‘Hey Grammy, I won the lottery,’ and she said:” Good for you. You deserve it … I’m making a grilled cheese, would you like one? ”

McCarthy is not the first case of the rich getting richer in the lottery. In 2008, a millionaire banker who grew up on Long Island, New York, won the first state “and 1 million a year for life” scratch-off game. And as icing on the cake, since Kenan Altunis lives in London, you do not pay taxes on his prize. This means that receives and 931,500 a year for the rest of his life.

And in 2007, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin won the lottery for the third time. He has won to 250,000 and 1,000, and on two occasions. He is the millionaire heir to the fortune of Kimberly-Clark, which is responsible for Kleenex and Scott paper towels. According to reports, and valued at over $ 11 million.

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