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Michigan’s $735,000 Lottery Winner Charged With Welfare Fraud ($5,475 in food stamps and med benefits))

A Lincoln Park, Michigan resident won the lottery and was later charged with welfare fraud for collecting food stamps and public health insurance even after winning a $735,000 jackpot.

Amanda Clayton, 25, kept quiet during her brief court hearing after spending the night in jail. A not guilty plea was entered, and her lawyer gave his word to fight the charges. Clayton is the second resident in the state of Michigan to be caught up in the food stamp fraud, despite having a sudden flood of money. Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law requiring the lottery to notify the Human Services Department whenever a resident wins $1000 or more.

The charges Clayton is facing stem from a failure to notify the state of her recent cash lottery prize winning and her recent employment. Amanda won a $1 million dollar jackpot on the televised game-show “Make Me Rich,” an amount which resulted in a stunning $73

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Added: Apr-19-2012 Occurred On: Apr-17-2012
By: smyle
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Tags: Welfare Fraud, Amanda Clayton
Location: Michigan, United States (load item map)
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