The old saying "the rich get richer" aptly describes a recent winner of the Mega Millions jackpot. On a whim, 25-year-old Brian McCarthy of Virginia played the lottery at a grocery store for a shot at $107 million and he won! Even though he hit the jackpot fair and square, people on Twitter are up at arms. That's because McCarthy is the son of hotel mogul Robert McCarthy, who is the president of Marriott International (and who brings home about $1 million a year). Instead of receiving the cash in 26 annual payments, Brian, who recently graduated from Penn State University, opted for a lump sum of $68.4 million (after taxes). On Twitter, @tombstone sulked "Today's daily reminder that life is in no way, shape, or form even remotely fair." @shaunalberts added, "Seriously? Does he *really* need this? Thanks again universe, always looking out for the little guys?" To add salt to the wound, McCarthy plans on using the money for a BMW M3 and a golfing trip to Ireland. But don't write him off just yet. McCarthy has already donated $50,000 of his winnings to charity. What would you do with $107 million? Tell me on Facebook.com/AdrianaDiazNews and Twitter @AdrianaTweeting.
September 11 commemorations are dominating the news these days, but there's a new way to honor victims that you probably haven't heard about. Facebook has joined forces with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum to create an application that will let users keep memories of the victims alive. Through the 9/11 Memorial app, Facebookers can dedicate their statuses to those who died in New York, D.C., and on Flight 93, and even to the six people who died in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. The app automatically selects from a database of about 3,000 victims and posts a message of remembrance as a person's Facebook status. In a show of support, members of Congress, presidential candidates, and other prominent figures will feature the app on their Facebook pages. You can also head to Facebook.com/TrendingNow to see the app, and while you're there tell us how you plan to remember September 11th.