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14% of Michigan Lottery Winners Still on Welfare

State looks to close loopholes for winners claiming benefits

(Newser) - Winning the lottery isn't necessarily the golden ticket many believe: 3,544 Michigan lottery winners last year received—or lived with someone who received—public assistance, the AP reports. It's perhaps not as egregious as it sounds; on average, those people won about $6,800, which is hardly... More »

Lotto Winner Who Stayed on Food Stamps Dies

Drug overdose suspected in death of Amanda Clayton

(Newser) - Amanda Clayton, the Michigan woman who inspired mass derision and a fraud conviction for continuing to take public assistance after winning $1 million on a state lottery-run game show, has died. She was found dead yesterday, reports the Free Press, and a drug overdose is suspected. No further details on... More »

$1M Lotto Winner Charged With Welfare Fraud

'I've got bills to pay,' Amanda Clayton explained

(Newser) - Some people decide not to quit their jobs after a lottery win. Amanda Clayton apparently decided not to stop collecting welfare . The 25-year-old Michigan woman, who won a $1 million jackpot last year, has been charged with felony welfare fraud for failing to report her winnings while receiving $5,475... More »

$1M Lotto Winner on Welfare: Well I Was Unemployed...

Amanda Clayton just recently cut off after exposé

(Newser) - Amanda Clayton won the lottery in September, but despite her $1 million prize, she was still collecting $200 per month in food stamps until recently. Last night, the Michigan Department of Human Services confirmed that she has been removed from the welfare program, the Detroit News reports. "State assistance,... More »

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