Mother Wins $2M Jackpot After Using Life Savings To Pay For Daughter's Cancer Treatment

April 17, 2023

A Florida mother had spent her life savings helping her daughter beat cancer.

Just hours after she finished paying off her daughter's cancer treatment, she won $2 million in the lottery.

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Geraldine Gimblet / Credit: Florida Lottery

Geraldine Gimblet's persistence paid off when the gas station clerk told her there were no tickets left.

She asked him to double-check.

"At first, the gas station clerk thought there were no tickets left," she told the Florida Lottery. "But I asked him to double check because I like the crossword games the best. He found the last one!"

After completing the puzzle, she realized she had just won $2 million.

The day before she won, her daughter had just beaten 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. My mom had taken out her life savings to take care of me when I was sick. I'm just so happy for her," Gimblet's daughter said.

The chances of winning the $2 million prize in the "Bonus Cashword" game are 1 in 3,921,270, according to the Florida Lottery's website.

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