Florida Mother Wins $2 Million Lottery After Depleting Savings for Daughter's Cancer Treatment
Discover the heartwarming story of a Florida mother who wins a $2 million lottery jackpot after spending her life savings on her daughter's cancer treatment, showcasing the power of hope and unwavering love.
In an awe-inspiring turn of events, a mother from Florida experienced a stroke of incredible luck following a challenging year. After depleting her life savings to cover her daughter's breast cancer treatment, Geraldine Gimblet's fortune took an unexpected turn. Just a day after her daughter's treatment concluded, Geraldine discovered she had won the lottery.
Geraldine's win was no small feat; she claimed a $2 million prize from a simple scratch-off game.
A press release from the Florida Lottery detailed how Geraldine visited a gas station close to her residence, the Pipkin Road Beverage Castle, in search of a $10 ticket for her favorite game, the $2,000,000 Bonus Cashword Scratch-Off. Initially, she was informed that the game was sold out.
However, Geraldine's instincts told her to inquire again.
She recounted to the Florida Lottery, "I asked him to double check because I like the crossword games the best." To her delight, the clerk found the last remaining ticket.
In the Cashword game, players receive 20 letters and have three separate games to test their luck. The goal is to match at least three words in each game with the provided letters, subsequently winning the listed cash prize. A "money bag" symbol can also double a player's winnings.
Geraldine played all three games and realized she had won the staggering $2 million top prize. The odds of such a win were an incredible 1 in 3.9 million.
Geraldine opted for a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,645,000. The Pipkin Road Beverage Castle received a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
Geraldine traveled 260 miles north to Tallahassee to collect her prize, accompanied by her daughter and granddaughter, making it a memorable family moment.
However, Geraldine's greatest joy stems from the end of her daughter's cancer treatment.
"My mom had taken out her life savings to take care of me when I was sick. I'm just so happy for her!" her daughter, whose first name was not disclosed, shared with the lottery.