Public assistance ended for millionaire lottery winner

She was getting $200 a month in food assistance from the state of Michigan and still felt she deserved the money because she was unemployed. CNN: Amanda Clayton hit it big playing the Michigan Lottery. Like many winners, she used her $1 million prize to buy a new house. But the Lincoln Park, Michigan, resident continued to receive money in another form -- $200 a month in state food assistance, according to CNN Detroit affiliate WDIV. Her story made headlines, and on Thursday, the state's Department of Human Services announced that she is no longer getting the benefits. According to Michigan law, welfare recipients must report any changes in assets or income to the agency within 10 days. The department "relies on clients being forthcoming about their actual financial status. If they are not, and continue to accept benefits, they may face criminal investigation and be required to pay back those benefits," Director Maura Corrigan said in a statement. She said the agency supports...(Read Full Post)

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