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    Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    Another case of a Michigan resident winning big in the state lottery and remaining on taxpayer assistance has popped up.

    Amanda Clayton, a 24-year-old single mother of two from Lincoln Park, won $1 million in the lottery last September but continues to get $200 a month in food stamps, according to her mother.

    After taking a $700,000 lump sum and paying taxes, Clayton pocketed about $500,000 and bought a new home and car, said Euline Clayton of Lincoln Park.

    News of Amanda Clayton remaining on food stamps was first reported this week by WDIV-TV (Channel 4). In an interview with the Detroit television station, Clayton she's still "struggling" after winning big on the Michigan Lottery's "Make Me Rich!" television show.

    "I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn't I thought maybe it was OK because I'm not working," Clayton told WDIV. "I feel that it's OK because I have no income, and I have bills to pay. I have two houses."

    Lincoln Park woman hits lottery for $1 million but still accepts food stamps - SGVTribune.com

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    Re: Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    She's not the brightest bulb in the box is she?

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    Re: Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    What does this have to do with the Partisan Politics forum?
    WHO SPEAKS FOR THE 54,000,000 INNOCENT HELPLESS BABIES WHO HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED IN THE WOMB SINCE ROE V WADE WAS PASSED IN 1972?

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    Re: Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    What does this have to do with the Partisan Politics forum?
    Not much. Didn't know where else to put it, but then I really didn't look that hard.

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    Re: Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    Leave her alone....she's entitled.

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    Re: Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    My aunt lives in Michigan and her comment was:

    "$500k is 19 years of net income for me at my current salary. How can she "earn" that much money and still qualify for food stamps when I do not?"

    My aunt is also a single mother of two minor children.

    I don't know all of the specifics, but it seems to me that there ought to be some sort of rule in place for this type of scenario.
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    Re: Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    My aunt lives in Michigan and her comment was:

    "$500k is 19 years of net income for me at my current salary. How can she "earn" that much money and still qualify for food stamps when I do not?"

    My aunt is also a single mother of two minor children.

    I don't know all of the specifics, but it seems to me that there ought to be some sort of rule in place for this type of scenario.
    Hey now, the difference is that she has two houses to pay for.
    Where's your compassion?
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    Re: Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Hey now, the difference is that she has two houses to pay for.
    Where's your compassion?
    ROFL. I must have left it with my tax dollars. The ones that are funding her "struggle".
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    Re: Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    My aunt lives in Michigan and her comment was:

    "$500k is 19 years of net income for me at my current salary. How can she "earn" that much money and still qualify for food stamps when I do not?"

    My aunt is also a single mother of two minor children.

    I don't know all of the specifics, but it seems to me that there ought to be some sort of rule in place for this type of scenario.
    the state of michigan took care of that problem today...Public assistance pulled from lottery winner - CNN.com

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    Re: Wins $1 Million and Still Collects Food Stamps

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    the state of michigan took care of that problem today...Public assistance pulled from lottery winner - CNN.com
    You beat me! I was just about to link to an article.
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