Talk about being born under a good sign.
The winner of a $107 million Powerball lottery jackpot is the son of the millionaire president of Marriot hotels, according to reports.
Brian McCarthy, 25, bought the winning ticket on a whim after stopping at a Herndon, Virginia, grocery store to hit the ATM.
His father, Robert McCarthy, earned $1.2 million in 2009, according to Forbes magazine.
Upon learning of his win, his grandmother reportedly said, “You deserve it . . . Can I make you a grilled cheese sandwich?”
McCarthy opted to receive his winnings in a one-time $68.4 million payout, instead of in 26 annual payments.
His first splurge following his stroke of good fortune was buying a BMW M3, the Fairfax Times reports.
He also made a total of $50,000 in charitable contributions to two Herndon-based nonprofits, the paper reports.
It also isn’t his first brush with luck. McCarthy has won $1000 prizes twice before in scratch-off prizes, according the Fairfax Times.