Former VA delegate, “father of the lottery” dies at 83

Posted at 9:46 PM, Nov 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-12 21:46:13-05

Joseph William “Billy” O’Brien, 83, passed away on November 9th.

He was a graduate of Wilson High School and was a star athlete there.

He served in the Virginia General Assembly House of Delegates from 1974-1991. He was known as the father of the lottery.

Services will be held for O’Brien on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home.