A Pennsylvania man is feeling very well, thank you, after he won a $7 million lottery prize from a ticket that was enclosed in a get-well card from his father.
“I don’t play the lottery at all, but my father is a retired hospital administrator-turned-avid Lottery player,” Joseph Amorese of Easton, Pennsylvania, said, according to the New York Lottery.
Amorese's father sent the $7 Million Golden Ticket scratch card inside a greeting card, while Amorese recovered at home from surgery.
“I scratched the ticket and it was a good thing I was already sitting down because I was shocked. I was and still am in complete disbelief,” Amorese, 46, said.
The Verizon employee said he immediately called his dad, who lives in Congers, New York, to double-check the winnings.
“I sent him a picture of the ticket and he said, ‘Yup, you won $7,000,000!’”
He also called his wife, Jodi, a social worker.
“I said, Honey, I think we won $7,000,000. And there was silence on the other end for a long time. She was too stunned to talk.”
The ticket was purchased at Just a Dollar in New City, New York.
Amorese's father declined to tell ABC News if his son will reward him.
“I just wish him the very, very best, and I’m happy for him,” he said.
When asked if he typically sends his son greeting cards, he said, “Well sure, you know, for Easter, Christmas and birthdays.”
“Do I usually include a ticket? Yeah,” Amorese's father said with a laugh. “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 hit the jackpot."