Geraldine Gimblet, a Florida woman from Lakeland, is blessed.
On Friday, it was announced by the Florida Lottery that Gimblet won the top prize of $2 million from the $2 million Bonus Cashword scratch-off game. But how she got the winning ticket is a miracle story in itself, where she used her life savings to help pay for her daughter’s cancer care.
Gimblet shared her story to Florida Lottery, saying, “At first the gas station clerk thought there were no tickets left, but I asked him to double check because I like the crossword games the best. He found the last one!”
Her daughter added, “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. My mom had taken out her life savings to take care of me when I was sick. I’m just so happy for her!”
The family’s good fortune came swiftly. Right after Gimblet’s daughter finished her cancer treatment, Gimblet went and bought a lottery ticket at Pipkin Road Beverage Castle the day after. Gimblet chose to receive a lump sum of $1,645,000.00.
Pipkin Road Beverage Castle will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
In other lottery news, a Powerball winner in California decided to buy a mansion near Ariana Grande and Jimmy Kimmel while another man alleged his lottery ticket was stolen.