POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Lakeland mom’s persistence at a Polk County gas station paid off when her ticket revealed a multi-million dollar top lottery prize.

Geraldine Gimblet, of Lakeland, told the Florida Lottery she stopped at Pipkin Road Beverage Castle, located at 1170 West Pipkin Road in Lakeland, for a lottery ticket.

“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,” Gimblet said. “He found the last one!”

Upon finishing the puzzle, it hit Gimblet. She had won $2 million.

But that was far from the only positive news that week.

Gimblet’s daughter, beaming with a smile, told the Lottery, “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.”

The woman said Gimblet had taken out her life savings to take care of her daughter when she was sick.

“I’m just so happy for her!” she said.

Gimblet claimed her $2 million top prize from the $2,000,000 Bonus Cashword scratch-off game at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,645,000.

The $10 game features eight top prizes of $2 million and 20 second-tier prizes of $100,000. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-3.12.