Lottery winner still living on food stamps

Friday, March 9, 2012

24-year-old Amanda Clayton from Lincoln Park, Michigan, won $1 million at the lottery, but she still, until yesterday, continued receive $200-a-month worth of food stamps.
"I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe it was okay because I’m not working," the lottery winner who just purchased a new house and car told Local 4 in Detroit. The station even filmed her shamelessly purchasing goods.

When Local 4 asked if she felt she had a right to the money, Clayton responded, "I mean I kinda do."

Clayton justified the sentiment by explaining that after taking her winnings in a lump sum and having to pay taxes, the total amount was just over half of the initial winnings.

"I feel that it’s okay because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay," she said. "I have two houses."
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2 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

She only got $350k. Not that much in the grand scheme. Even if she'd invested it it wouldn't give that much.. say $250k at 5% annual interest, that's about $1,000/month income. Barely enough to live on.

Anonymous said...

In cali its illegal immigrants getting food stamps.. TRUTH.

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