(CNN) — A Florida mom received $2 million within the lottery simply days after paying for her daughter’s most cancers remedy.
Lakeland resident Geraldine Gimblet received $2 million on a $10 Scratch-Off lottery ticket, in line with a Florida Lottery information launch. She claimed her winnings as a one-time fee of US$1,645,000 final Friday, the April 7 press launch says.
Gimblet instructed the Florida Lottery that he purchased the final lottery ticket at his native fuel station.
“At first, the fuel station attendant thought there have been no payments left,” he remembers, in line with the information launch. “However I requested him to test once more as a result of I like crossword video games higher. He discovered the final one.”
Her daughter, who just isn’t recognized within the information launch, spoke tearfully concerning the which means of her mom’s prize, in line with the lottery. Her mom paid for her breast most cancers remedy, she mentioned.
“The day earlier than my mom purchased this ticket, I rang the doorbell and left the hospital after finishing my final remedy for breast most cancers,” Gimblet’s daughter mentioned within the assertion. “My mother took out her life financial savings to care for her after I was sick. I’m so completely happy for her.”
Gimblet bought his fortunate ticket at Lakeland’s Pipkin Street Beverage Citadel, in line with the assertion. The retailer can even obtain a $2,000 fee from ticket gross sales.
The chances of profitable the $2 million prize within the “Bonus Cashword” sport are simply 1 in 3,921,270, in line with the Florida Lottery’s web site.