All the things you didn’t know about Kevin McCarthy, in 1 video

June 13, 2014
When Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was 19, he won $5,000 in the California lottery. Here are three other facts you probably didn't know about the House majority leader. (Pamela Kirkland/The Washington Post)

By now, you’ve heard the news that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) could very well be the next House majority leader. But did you know that the would-be GOP leader won the lottery when he was 19?

Back in 2005, then-state Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy spoke to California students about his unlikely path into state government—and he spilled a couple of little-known facts about himself. He said he won $5,000 on one (of the two) scratch-off tickets he bought at the Food Town market in Bakersfield, Calif.

Here are the three other fun facts you didn’t know about the congressman.

Pamela Kirkland is a video producer for PostTV.
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