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Generally, lottery winners are observed performing some kind of social service or generous acts using their lottery winnings. But this Thanksgiving, a convenience store owner who received a $3,500 commission for selling a lottery ticket worth $350,000, used those extra funds to give it back to the community by providing meals to the hungry.
A South Carolina woman bought a $10 “Mighty Jumbo Bucks” scratch-off ticket, earlier this month from the KP Food Mart on East River Street in Anderson and won a $350,000 jackpot. It had been just 2 months since the store had opened its doors and the commission of $3500 received from selling the winning ticket got the store some great financial support and publicity.
Following the lottery win, the woman who bagged the top prize mailed a copy of the winning ticket, which the store manager Aggi Tarnowski, proudly framed and put up for display in the store.
With Thanksgiving Day approaching, the staff of the store thought that nothing would be better than providing free meals to the ones in need and benefit the community.
The whole plan for Thanksgiving spread around, and although the store was completely ready and stocked to fund the food and preparations with the commission earned from the lottery win, even the local customers hopped in and donated their own food to contribute to the act of kindness. The KP Food Mart wanted to make sure that no one turns away hungry and ensure that whoever is in need of a warm Thanksgiving meal, gets one!
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