Winning Virginia Lottery Ticket From Herndon, VA

The third largest jackpot ever awarded by the Virginia Lottery $107 Million,  was publicly claimed yesterday, 8/10/11, by Brian McCarthy,25, of McLean, Virginia. He purchased the ticket in July at the Giant Food dollar signStore on Elden Street in Herndon, Virginia.

McCarthy stopped to get money from the ATM machine at the Giant and purchased a Lotto ticket at the same time, since the pot had grown to over $100 million. He didn't play any special numbers; he let the machine choose.

The following day, McCarthy saw that WTOP, a local news radio station, had posted on Facebook that the local ticket was purchased at the Giant store where he had purchased his ticket. He dug it out and realized that he had the winning ticket!

Since finding out that he won, Mr. McCarthy has made generous donations to two (of my favorite)  local Herndon Organizations (he grew up in Herndon): Herndon  Optimist Club and Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc.

According to a Washington Post article, McCarthy, 'was an account manager for a soft drink company before he hit the jackpot.' I hope that he finds that winning this amazing jackpot brings him much happiness!



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Comment balloon 1 commentHolly Weatherwax • August 11 2011 08:40AM


What a great local "feel good" story. Regular people do win the big money.It is good to see that he is sharing the wealth with local charities too.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

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