After playing a scratch-off card in the Florida lottery, a mother from Florida who had spent her entire life savings to pay for her daughter's cancer treatment ended up taking home a $2 million jackpot.
The day following her daughter's last cancer treatment, Geraldine Gimblet won the $2 million top prize on a scratch-off, and she had many reasons to celebrate last week.
According to a press statement from the Florida Lottery, a woman from Lakeland, Florida, collected her $2 million win on Friday at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
According to the press release, she bought her winning ticket at a Pipkin Road Beverage Castle.
The happy winner remarked, "At first the gas station clerk thought there were no tickets left, but I asked him to double check because I enjoy crossword games the most."
He spotted the final one!’
The day following a significant victory for her daughter, who was battling breast cancer, Gimblet experienced a lucky break.
The day before her mother purchased this ticket, her daughter informed the lottery, "I rang the bell and walked out of the hospital after completing my last treatment for breast cancer."
The mother's daughter further stated, "My mom had taken out her life savings to take care of me when I was sick." I'm really happy for her!’
According to the lottery, Gimblet chose to accept her rewards as a single, lump-sum payment of $1,645,000.00.
There are 20 $100,000 second-tier prizes and eight $2 million top prizes in the $10 crossword game.
According to the lottery, a $2,000 additional commission will be given to The Pipkin Road Beverage Castle for selling the winning ticket.