Just days after finishing up her daughter’s cancer treatment, a Florida mother won $2 million in the lotto.
According to a press statement from the Florida Lottery, Geraldine Gimblet, a resident of Lakeland, Florida, won $2 million with a $10 scratch-off lottery ticket. According to the April 7th news release, she received a one-time lump sum payment of $1,645,000 when she claimed her winnings last Friday.
Gimblet informed the Florida Lottery that she purchased the final ticket at the neighborhood gas station.
“At first, the gas station clerk thought there were no tickets left,” she recalled, according to the news release. “But I asked him to double check because I like the crossword games the best. He found the last one!”
The tweet below confirms the news:
A Florida woman spent her life savings on her daughter's cancer treatment — then she won millions in the lottery https://t.co/GTdwU393W9 #BreakingNews #News #CNN
— Brett Murphy (@bmurphypointman) April 16, 2023
According to the lottery, her daughter, who isn’t named in the news release, sobbed as she discussed the significance of her mother’s win. According to her, her mother covered the cost of her breast cancer treatment.
“The day before my mom bought this ticket, I rang the bell and walked out of the hospital after completing my last treatment for breast cancer,” said Gimblet’s daughter in the release. “My mom had taken out her life savings to take care of me when I was sick. I’m just so happy for her!”
According to the press announcement, Gimblet bought her winning ticket at Pipkin Road Beverage Castle in Lakeland. Additionally, the store will be paid a $2,000 commission for the sale of the ticket.
According to the Florida Lottery website, the odds of winning the $2 million prize in the “Bonus Cashword” game are merely 1 in 3,921,270.
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