SC store’s lottery windfall feeds customers for Thanksgiving

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South Carolina Education Lottery scatch-off lottery tickets are displayed on the counter at the Exxon Station on Blossom Street Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, in Columbia, S.C. A Charleston County man filed a lawsuit against the state lottery for fraud, claiming unethical advertising caused him to buy scratch-off lottery tickets for prizes already won by someone else. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The store in South Carolina that sold a $350,000 winning lottery ticket is using some of its share of the lucky windfall to help its customers on Thanksgiving.

The owners and managers at KP Food Mart in Anderson are frying turkeys and making side dishes Thursday for its customers and the homeless people who live nearby.

The Independent-Mail of Anderson reports a customer earlier this month won $350,000 on a scratch-off ticket, and under South Carolina Lottery rules, the store received 1% — or $3,500.

KP Food Mart’s managers gave out candy on Halloween and any money leftover from the Thanksgiving food will be given to needy families for Christmas.

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