THE GOOD SON: Kind-Hearted Neurologist Shares USD 200k Lottery Win With Parents

A North Carolina neurologist bought a USD-5 scratch card on a whim and scooped a cool USD 200,000.

Andrew Raymond Stefanick, 48, purchased the winning card after leaving his workplace in Salisbury.

After realising he had hit the jackpot, he said he called his parents – with whom he decided to share the cash – “in a state of shock”.

Andrew Raymond Stefanick, 48, and his parents Andrew Stefanick and Dunyia Stefanick, pose in undated photo. They shared a USD 200,000 (GBP 177,000) lottery prize in Rowan County, in North Carolina, USA in October 2022. (NC Education Lottery/Newsflash)

After taxes, Stefanick took home a cool USD 47,350 – worth GBP 42,100 – while his parents were each left USD 47,336 better off.

In a statement obtained by Newsflash, North Carolina Lottery said: “Andrew Raymond Stefanick of Salisbury got off work at the hospital, decided to buy a $5 lottery ticket, and uncovered a $200,000 prize waiting for him.”

Stefanick said: “I just felt an urge to buy a scratch-off. I saw there was a promotion for 5X the points on $5 scratch-offs so I got that one.”

The statement continued: “Stefanick, a 48-year-old neurologist, bought his lucky Hot 5’s ticket from the Food Lion on Mahaley Avenue in Salisbury.”

Stefanick said: “When I realized how much, I couldn’t believe it. I walked out to the car in a state of shock and called my parents.”

Image shows the Food Lion where Andrew Raymond Stefanick, 48, bought the lucky Hot 5s ticket on Mahaley Avenue in Salisbury, North Carolina, USA, undated photo. He shared the USD 200,000 (GBP 177,000) lottery prize with his parents Andrew Stefanick and Dunyia Stefanick in Rowan County, in North Carolina, USA in October 2022. (Google Maps/Newsflash)

The statement continued: “Stefanick said he likes playing the lottery with his parents, Andrew Stefanick and Dunyia Stefanick of China Grove.”

Stefanick said: “I bought the ticket but we all play together. Any major amount we split three ways.”

The statement went on: “The Stefanick family stopped by lottery headquarters Monday to claim their prize. Andrew Raymond Stefanick received $66,680 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $47,350. His parents each received $66,660 and took home $47,336 after taxes.

“Andrew Raymond Stefanick said he will use his winnings to do some home repairs.

“The Hot 5’s game debuted in July with five top prizes of $200,000. Two $200,000 prizes remain to be claimed.”