Amanda Clayton Pled No Contest to Welfare Fraud Earlier This Year
Remember the Michigan woman who was charged with fraud because she continued to collect welfare and food stamps even after she won the lottery? Well, a decision has been reached in the case and she has been sentenced to six months' probation. The woman, who received $735,000 for winning the lottery, made headlines earlier this [...]
LINCOLN PARK, MI – Remember the story we reported on back in March regarding the lottery winner who was still collecting state assistance money? Well, she has been charged with welfare fraud. For those of you who missed it, 24-year-old Amanda Clayton won $1 million in the Michigan State Lottery. Show More Summary
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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 [...]Show More Summary
Some people decide not to quit their jobs after a lottery win. Amanda Clayton apparently decided not to stop collecting welfare. The 25-year-old Michigan woman, who won a $1 million jackpot last year, has been charged with felony welfare fraud for failing to report her winnings while receiving $5,475...
A Michigan woman who continued to get food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot has been charged with welfare fraud. Amanda Clayton, 25, faces up to four years in prison. After collecting a $735,000 lump sum payment for a $1 million "Make Me Rich" lottery, Clayton told a Detroit TV station she thought it was OK to keep getting food stamps because she wasn't working.
A Michigan lottery winner allegedly collected food stamps and public health insurance despite winning a $735,000 jackpot
There's been another development in the saga of the Michigan woman who won $1 million in the lottery but continued to collect food stamps. The state's attorney general announced today that the woman had been charged with welfare fraud. Show More Summary