Mich. Lottery Winner Taken Off Food Stamps Rolls

Thursday, 08 Mar 2012 04:12 PM

 

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A Michigan lawmaker says news of a lump-sum lottery winner using food stamps should inspire his colleagues to finally pass a law to end such abuse.

A 24-year-old Detroit-area woman, Amanda Clayton, was taken off the assistance rolls after admitting to a TV station that she still was in the program, despite a $700,000 lump-sum lottery windfall last fall. She told WDIV this week she believed "it was OK" because she has bills and no job.

Officials say it was Clayton's responsibility to report her new income.

Last year an $850,000 lump-sum winner was allowed to keep his food stamp card. Lawmakers vowed to require more communication between the lottery and the welfare agency, but legislation still is pending.

Republican Rep. Dave Agema says an "entitlement attitude" must end.

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