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$107 million lottery winner turns out to be son of Marriott president

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Posted: September 10, 2011, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

Can you imagine if Bill Gates won a Mega Millions Jackpot?

 

BREAKING NEWS: Bill Gates won 380 Millions Mega Millions Jackpot.

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    Posted: September 10, 2011, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

    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 jackpotLottery 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 million.

    At the time of the August publication, Brian McCarthy only referred to himself as an account manager at Pepsi.

    McCarty had purchased his winning ticket on a whim as he was withdrawing money from an ATM in inside a grocery store in Herndon, Virginia.  McCarthy's grandmother, who was with him when he found out that he'd hit the jackpot, offered to make him a grilled cheese sandwich to celebrate the win.

    McCarthy accepted a lump-sum cash payout of $68.4 million, instead of taking the full $107 million annuity paid in 26 annual installments.

    Since winning the massive prize, he purchased a BMW M3 and plans to go on a golf trip to Ireland.  He also donated $50,000 to two local charities — Herndon-Reston FISH Inc. and the Herndon Optimist Club.

    McCarthy is a Penn State graduate, and had twice won $1,000 prizes from scratch-offs in the past.

    Why not be "The Clever Giver" like Solomon Johnson The Clever Giver and give the entire jackpot winnings ticket away to charity not just $50,000. Thats not even 10 percent or tithe! Why not give the entire amount to the Fire Victims? or Give it the way DBA SOLOMON JOHNSON THE CLEVER GIVER  gives winning tickets away!??? or even Iraqi Dinar? Google Solomon Johnson the Clever Giver and read all about it!

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      Posted: September 10, 2011, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

      Why not be "The Clever Giver" like Solomon Johnson The Clever Giver and give the entire jackpot winnings ticket away to charity not just $50,000. Thats not even 10 percent or tithe! Why not give the entire amount to the Fire Victims? or Give it the way DBA SOLOMON JOHNSON THE CLEVER GIVER  gives winning tickets away!??? or even Iraqi Dinar? Google Solomon Johnson the Clever Giver and read all about it!

      I understand why a person who buys lottery tickets and wins accepts the jackpot and gives some of it to charity.  Asking why he didn't give it all away sounds like a silly question to me.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: September 10, 2011, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

        In reality his dad makes a lot more with stock options, bonuses and use of jets.

        Bottom line you have to be in it to win it.

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          Posted: September 10, 2011, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

          He understood it all are else he wouldn't responded. I wish it would have being me with the big win.

          Yeah, that's what those kinds do..they're pretty good at it.

          Wow, I'd really have to think about what to do with that winning ticket..imagine. First thought would

          be wowie! let me get my money! but then what? Hide out? Live it up? $68 million is a lot of money

          to think about. I don't need that much, that's a nightmare amount.

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            Posted: September 11, 2011, 3:39 am - IP Logged

            this guy is somehow blessed

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              Posted: September 11, 2011, 6:35 am - IP Logged

              If everyone is going to keep posting about millionaires who don't deserve to win the huge jackpots at least post some who don't truly deserve it.....Bill Gates is at the bottom of my list, just read his life story if you don't believe me, it's incredible....How many of us have at least used Microsoft products at least once? Not only that but he contributes alot to charity....just for a comparison 2 people who automatically pop into my head as no talent hacks who don't deserve their millions...

              Kim Kardashian

              Paris Hilton

              How are they making this world a better place??????

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                Posted: September 11, 2011, 7:42 am - IP Logged

                His father earns a million dollar salary but that doesn't mean the money trickles down to Mr. McCarthy.  He was working a full time job, bought a ticket, took a chance, and won big time!   I remember reading Jennifer Lopez' mother won over $2 million on a slot machine a few years back.  Did she not deserve to win because her daughter is a multi-millionaire?   The lottery is no respecter of person - rich or poor -  it's all about putting your money down and taking a chance you'll come out a winner.

                Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping

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                  Posted: September 11, 2011, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                  Good to see a young educated person win a big jackpot.  With his kind of connections, it's a good bet that he will put that money to work and most likely have a good chance at putting other people to work with a business of some sort in the future.

                  And if i'm not mistaken, he isn't a millionaire. His father is.

                  I Agree!

                  Excellent points, I couldn't agree more, nicely done.

                   

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                    Posted: September 11, 2011, 8:02 am - IP Logged

                    Most people dont realize it, but wealthy people do play the lottery.  And, they spend more money playing than most people do, simply because they can afford to do it.  I'm aware of a deli located in an affluent part of The State of New York where the owner displays an unusually large amount of signs boasting very large sums of money won by his customers.  That same owner will tell you that most of those winners were some of the area's very well off residents. 

                    IMHO, they play not because they need the money, but because they want more money than they have now. That begs the question of "How much money is enough when you already have a lot of money", which is a question I cant determine an answer to.  But the rich do understand what it's like to have a lot of money, and whether we like it or not, some rich people want more money than they currently have. That mindset isnt all that uncommon. Call it greed, call it whatever you like, but it's very common.  Fortune 500 corporate exec's are always looking for this years pay package to be better than last years.  And the year-end bonus?  Oh yeah, they want that too.  And they wont turn it down or give it back, even if the company they lead lost money. The bar is never raised for them, usually it's lowered.   

                    As far as anyone "deserving" to win a Jackpot goes, no one on the face of this earth "deserves" to win a lottery jackpot. The fact that the guy comes from a well off family has nothing to do with anything! His money is the same as yours when it come to buying a lottery ticket.  His money is no better than yours, nor is it any worse.  And the odds of him winning that jackpot are the same as yours.  His winning is neither "fair" nor "unfair".  He simply won.  Does he need it?  No!  But I can assure you he's glad he won!

                    About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                      Posted: September 11, 2011, 8:32 am - IP Logged

                      Just to continue my rant a little further...

                      I know we all prefer to read a rags to riches (as opposed to a riches to riches) story when it comes to a lottery Jackpot winner.  But are people who have been poor all their lives really prepared to handle a multi-million dollar win?  Are they intelligent enough to consult the team of professionals they're going to need so as to be able to live well, and more importantly, keep their winnings?  Sadly, Abraham Shakepeare wasnt.  There's a reason why there's a show on TV called The Curse of The Lottery.

                      Please dont get me wrong. I'm not saying only the rich should win the lottery because they usually know how to manage having a lot of money.  But it does take a lot of smarts to handle that kind of money, if ya wanna keep it.

                      About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                        Posted: September 11, 2011, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                        congrats to the young man...

                        "MAKE THAT MONEY YA'LL"

                        wisdom from Tyler Perry's Madea:"It doesn't matter what people call you....it's what you answer to."

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                          Posted: September 11, 2011, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                          Just to continue my rant a little further...

                          I know we all prefer to read a rags to riches (as opposed to a riches to riches) story when it comes to a lottery Jackpot winner.  But are people who have been poor all their lives really prepared to handle a multi-million dollar win?  Are they intelligent enough to consult the team of professionals they're going to need so as to be able to live well, and more importantly, keep their winnings?  Sadly, Abraham Shakepeare wasnt.  There's a reason why there's a show on TV called The Curse of The Lottery.

                          Please dont get me wrong. I'm not saying only the rich should win the lottery because they usually know how to manage having a lot of money.  But it does take a lot of smarts to handle that kind of money, if ya wanna keep it.

                          Jack Whittaker was rich before the win.

                          David Lee Edwards had a great team of professionals.

                          Rich or poor, save it or blow it, who ever has the ticket deserves it

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                            Posted: September 11, 2011, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

                            US FlagI'm still going to say congrat's to Brian McCarthy again on his win . It doesn't matter that his father is the President of the Marriott hotel it nice but it is Brian's moment right now he purchased the winning ticket. I've looked at four different states lottery tickets now there seem to be only two real rules you have to be at least 18 year old to play and you must claim the winning within a 180 day after the winning date. So the winner could be you or I , millionaire's child and even a illegal alien as long as you meet the requirements on the tickets. The money the same and the taxes too!

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                              Posted: September 11, 2011, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                              Don't forget the already millionaire Doctor in FL who won a huge jackpot.  If you play you can win.  Rich, poor or middle class (oh wait, there's no middle class left...lol)