While Joseph Amorese was recovering from hernia surgery last month, his father sent him a get-well card. Inside was a scratch-off Lottery ticket.
While receiving a lottery ticket from his father was nothing new — his retired father frequently sends him tickets — receiving a winning one was: the ticket was a $7-million winner in the “Golden Ticket” game (after taxes, the total prize is about $4.6 million).
"I took my glasses off, I’m looking at it, I was pretty shocked to say the least," Amorese told reporters at a press conference. “I had surgery so I didn’t jump up and down, but in my mind I was jumping up and down.”
Amorese immediately sent his father a photo of the winning ticket.
“Do I usually include a ticket? Yeah,” Amorese’s father told ABC News, refusing to say if his son will share the jackpot with him. “I’m retired and I have time on my hands. You know, you want them to get something but if they get $100, they’ll be happy. Most of us don’t usually think you’re going to hitRead More »from Man wins $7 million from scratch-off lottery ticket in his get-well card