Florida Woman Wins $2 Million Lottery On Daughter’s Last Day Of Cancer Treatment
A Lakeland, Florida resident named Geraldine Gimblet won the top prize of $2 million from a scratch-off game.
The Florida Lottery reported that she claimed her prize at the Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee on Friday.
Gimblet purchased her winning ticket from the Pipkin Road Beverage Castle. Her luck came the day after her daughter finished her final treatment for breast cancer.
“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,” her daughter told the lottery.
“My mom had taken out her life savings to take care of me when I was sick,” her daughter added. “I’m just so happy for her!”
She decided to receive her winnings in one lump sum of $1,645,000.00.
The game that Gimblet won from is a $10 crossword game that offers eight top prizes of $2 million and 20 second-tier prizes of $100,000.
The Pipkin Road Beverage Castle will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.