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

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Posted: September 14, 2011, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: September 14, 2011, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

    The lottery don't know his dad is the president of Marriott.

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      Posted: September 16, 2011, 10:46 am - IP Logged

      This is getting on my nerves...I mean the complaints.  Too many trolls complaining about how it's always the rich white person that wins these lotteries.  Uh...yeah...as if the Lottery Commission has some magic means to determine your race, gender, age, income, and all of that when all lottery games have to be PAID WITH CASH!  I mean seriously, it's called random because it means ANYONE has a chance of winning.  Chances are if the winner was a rich person, it's because they could afford to play the game to begin with.  Anyone thought by that logic?  Sure there are plenty of low income people who play but they would have just enough money to play a game or two for the most part.  Either that or they just don't care.  I'm more in the latter category here.  Maybe it's not the fairest way go to about but that's why they always say "you gotta play to win" whether you can afford it or not.

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        Posted: September 16, 2011, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

        Don't be nice to tiggs, Piaceri.

        He'll never go away.

        I keep getting told I'm a nice lady.  Someday I'm gonna change that. Oogle

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          Posted: September 17, 2011, 8:15 am - IP Logged

          So another Jack Whittaker. I'm not saying he's going to lose it all like Jack did, I'm just saying Jack was also already rich when he won. I remember a doctor featured on "The Lottery Changed My Life" talking about how she received death treats because she was already wealthy when she won. She said she cannot change what happened. She just happened to be lucky enough to have the winning ticket. I agree with her. It is what it is. I'm sure most of us want to have the winning ticket in our hands, especially if we're not rich, but fact of the matter is, we're all NOT going to have the winning ticket in our hands. And if we all did, there would be no reason to play the lottery. You cannot retire off of 5 dollars.

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            Posted: September 18, 2011, 4:39 am - IP Logged

            I prefer to read Rags to Riches stories.

            Riches to Riches stories are depressing.

            I thought riches to rags was depressing. Silly me.

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              Posted: September 18, 2011, 5:41 am - IP Logged

              Why is he any less deserving than someone who didn't come from money?

              Benefits of winning a jackpot like that when you already are around alot of money...

              Your less likely to go bankrupt in five years because you didn't go crazy spending it like there is no tomorrow...

              Your more likely to capitalize on that money....ie investing in your own business, which would bring in a steady stream of income

              Your more likely to contribute to charity and those in need because your used to people and companies asking for handouts

              Secondly, I agree with another post that said that he wasn't the millionaire before his win, his dad was....I'm sure there are lots of strings attached for the son to be able to even touch any of that money...

              Also this is just an assumption on my part, but he apparently has some work ethic, ie he was the manager of a Pepsi company, which makes me again believe that there are lots of strings for him to even touch any of his dad's money...

               I always enjoy reading the Jackpot winner's stories, they all have alot of diversity from the winner before them:-)

              I'm very grateful that we all live in a country where millions are won and shared almost every week, how cool is that???

              The stuff you listed is not things only already wealthy people do.  A lot of people who are rich now were poor once upon a time.

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                Posted: September 18, 2011, 5:51 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.

                So according to you everyone who has ever started a business was born rich? LOL

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                  Posted: September 18, 2011, 9:08 am - IP Logged

                  Good for him.

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                    Posted: September 19, 2011, 5:14 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.

                    I have one question!

                    Why do people who don't need the money play the lottery???? That erks me to no end, and, while I'm venting, this is the other thing that erks me.  When someone win a big lottery amount and the media and whoever ask what r ur plans for the money, and the reponse is "I don't know i haven't thought about",  .....uh......  did why do you play.

                    uhhhhhhhh!  ok., had to vent. 

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                      Posted: September 19, 2011, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                      I have one question!

                      Why do people who don't need the money play the lottery???? That erks me to no end, and, while I'm venting, this is the other thing that erks me.  When someone win a big lottery amount and the media and whoever ask what r ur plans for the money, and the reponse is "I don't know i haven't thought about",  .....uh......  did why do you play.

                      uhhhhhhhh!  ok., had to vent. 

                      I have one question!

                      But you asked two questions!


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: September 24, 2011, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                        I have one question!

                        But you asked two questions!

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                          Posted: September 25, 2011, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                          I have one question!

                          Why do people who don't need the money play the lottery???? That erks me to no end, and, while I'm venting, this is the other thing that erks me.  When someone win a big lottery amount and the media and whoever ask what r ur plans for the money, and the reponse is "I don't know i haven't thought about",  .....uh......  did why do you play.

                          uhhhhhhhh!  ok., had to vent. 

                          Why not? It's a gamble. The urge to gamble does not lesson with the accumulation of money.  Nor does the lottery ticket machine check your bank accounts before it prints you a ticket. 

                          Besides, who is to judge who needs the money and who doesn't? You? LOL. It erks me to no end when people think they can judge who is deserving or not when the lottery is won.

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