A South Carolina woman who won a US$200,000 lottery prize has reportedly decided to give away her entire winnings to her family members. Meanwhile, the National Lottery Community Fund has donated nearly US$1,35,444 (£100,000) to bolster the endeavors of the Sickle-Cell Anemia Support Group.

The unidentified lottery winner, who hails from Orangeburg, reportedly bought the lucky $5 Triple Red 777s ticket at a convenience store on Cannon Bridge Road. She beat the one in 750,000 odds and ended up bagging a lottery prize of $200,000, WLTX reported.

"I don't want anything for me," the winner told the state lottery.

The winner proceeded to say that her family members would be even happier to see the money. She has decided to use the funds to help her extended family and added that she has no intention to keep the money for herself.

Meanwhile, the store that sold the ticket reportedly received a commission of $2,000.

In a similar but unrelated incident, the National Lottery Community Fund has awarded nearly US$1,35,444 (£100,000) to Sickle-Cell Anemia support groups such as Friends of Cymru Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia CIC to aid their efforts, InYourArea reported.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, people with the conditions Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia were more vulnerable to the adverse effects of the coronavirus than the general population. Even though the support group has been running for 22 years, the organization's need for help has increased over the past two years because of the pandemic.

The support group directly works with people who have the condition. They help explain how to access welfare entitlements, offer support for any housing issues and children's schooling, and also help people access their health care rights.

"Only together can we overcome the challenges and unite to raise the awareness of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia in Wales," said Faith Walker who serves as the Executive Director of the group.

The support group, which is run by volunteers, had successfully applied for a US$1,35,226 (£99,916) National Lottery grant.

“The volunteers who run this project have responded to the growing needs in the community of people with this little-understood condition. They started with a smaller grant to pilot the changes they wanted to make and now they have successfully applied for nearly $1,35,444 (£100,000) to continue strengthening their organization," John Rose, who serves as Director Wales for The National Lottery Community Fund explained.

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