This woman is unethical. She wins the lottery then claims she still has a 'right' to food stamps. http://t.co/4BfzVVy1
Someone was caught using food stamps though she won $500,000 from the lottery because it wasn't enough 2 put food on the table. Really?!
$1M lottery winner still happily uses food stamps [UPDATED]3/8/2012
Amanda Clayton, a 24-year-old mother of two, won a $1 million jackpot last fall, and chose to take the lump sum, which, after taxes, was about $500,000. She bought a new car and a new house. Yet, she's still collecting $200 a month in food stamps. Her excuse? Since the government didn't cut her off she kept taking it. "I feel that it's OK because I have no income, and I have bills to pay. I have two houses," Clayton told WDIV 4 in Detroit. For the time being, her actions apparently aren't illegal. Legislation is pending that would cut off lottery winners from the welfare system.
UPDATE: Michigan's Department of Human Services has cut the $200 a month payments to Clayton, according to the LA Times. Her case has been turned over to state anti-fraud officials.
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Should she give up the food stamps?