$107 million lottery winner turns out to be son of Marriott president
By Todd Northrop
When Lottery Post reported in August about 25-year-old Brian McCarthy claiming a $107 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, little was known publicly about the new multi-millionaire.
(See Virginia man claims $107M Mega Millions jackpot, Lottery Post, Aug. 16, 2011.)
Now it can be revealed that the lucky young lottery player is actually the son of the Marriott hotels president, Robert McCarthy, a millionaire in his own right, earning an annual salary of around $1.2 mill ...
Sep 10, 2011, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man claims $107M Mega Millions jackpot
Includes video report
A 25-year old McLean, Virginia, man won the third-largest lottery jackpot in Virginia state history and his use of Facebook is partly the reason for his riches.
Brian McCarthy won $107 million in the Mega Millions lottery after buying a ticket in a Giant grocery store in Herndon.
McCarthy says he checked his ticket after reading an article posted on a local radio station's Facebook page that posted the winning numbers.
After checking the article, McCarthy phoned ...
Aug 16, 2011, 12:41 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner having a blast
Virginian bought truck series team after hitting it big
Joe Denette bought a team in the Camping World Truck Series with one very important demand it can't be like work.
After winning the Mega Millions lottery drawing on May 1, 2009, Denette vowed to never punch another time clock. The rest of his life would be dedicated to having fun and spending his $30 million winnings.
That's why I decided on the trucks; it's real racing, Denette said. The Cup side is too much like a business. I do ...
Apr 8, 2011, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery error prompts payout on two sets of winning numbers
By Todd Northrop
An incorrect number reported by the Virginia Lottery for Wednesday night's Win For Life drawing has prompted the participating states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia to payout on two sets of winning numbers.
Win For Life is a multi-state lottery game played in Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. Players choose six numbers from 1 to 42, and can win one of eight different prizes, ranging from $2 to the Grand prize of $1,000 a week for life.
The third number drawn for the ...
Jan 6, 2011, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery raffle creates 3 millionaires
By Todd Northrop
The Virginia Lottery's annual holiday raffle game, New Year's Millionaire Raffle, was drawn Saturday, and made three instant millionaires.
The winning numbers for all raffle prizes can be found on Lottery Post's Virginia Lottery Results page.
A total of 330,000 of the $20 tickets were available for purchase. According to the Virginia Lottery, all of the tickets were sold out prior to the drawing.
Lottery spokesman John Hagerty says the last $20 ticket was sold shortl ...
Jan 1, 2011, 3:53 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. man wins $90,800 in Pick 4 lottery drawing
Fourth major lottery prize hit by playing 20 tickets with same number
It's been a good number for me.
That remark by Steven Granger of Henderson, North Carolina, may be the understatement of the year.
He selected the number combination 5-1-1-7 on 20 tickets in the Virginia Lottery's May 22 Pick 4 day drawing, and they all won. Each of his exact order tickets won $5,000 and each of the 50/50 tickets won $2,700, for a grand total of $90,800.
That would be amazing enough, but it's onl ...
Jun 5, 2010, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Va. delivery driver wins second major lottery prize
A lucky delivery truck driver has once again hit the lottery.
Three and a half years after winning $150,000 on a Pick 4 drawing, Karl Hartman of Chesterfield has won $5 million on a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket.
Hartman's Pick 4 win came in 2006, when he bought 30 tickets in one Pick 4 drawing, all with the same numbers, and they all won.
Now Hartman is the first player in state history to win $5 million on a scratcher ticket after claiming the top prize in Virginia's $5 million ...
May 9, 2010, 7:12 am - Lottery News forum
$250,000 Va. lottery ticket expires Monday
The clock is ticking on a Mega Millions ticket worth a quarter-of-a-million dollars.
The ticket was purchased last October in Chesterfield, Virginia, and no one has come forward to claim the prize. If the ticket is not redeemed by 5 p.m. Monday, it will expire.
The $250,000 ticket was bought at a gas station across from the Chesterfield County Courthouse on Oct. 13. The buyer matched the first five numbers to win the regional game's second-biggest payout.
The winning numbers from that d ...
Apr 9, 2010, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Prison terms for lottery ticket attackers
A $5 Bankroll lottery ticket won eastern Henrico County, Virginia, resident Jeff Brownell $1,000 last year but cost him his left eye in a brutal robbery attempt.
Yesterday, a plea agreement, a promise of immunity and a jury trial resulted in vastly different outcomes for Brownell's attackers.
Last night, after deliberating less than an hour, a Henrico jury found a neighbor of Brownell's guilty of multiple charges in the attack May 14 last year. Richard Greene, 33, the neighbor who did not ...
Mar 25, 2010, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man claims $200M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
They say good things come to those who wait.
Steve Williams of Shenandoah would probably agree. For nearly five months he waited, holding a Mega Millions ticket that he knew was worth $200 million. Finally, on March 12, 2010, he officially claimed his prize, becoming the second-largest winner in the Virginia Lottery's history.
Williams found out he was a mega-winner when he went to his favorite store, Valley's at 601 4th Street in Shenandoah, and made a pot of coffee. He always makes the m ...
Mar 13, 2010, 9:44 am - Lottery News forum