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posted by Joel Kight in In The News

Lottery winner still collecting food stamps

March 7, 2012

Amanda Clayton received a very nice surprise this past fall. She won $1 million in the Michigan state lottery.

Clayton had been unemployed for quite some time and she was collecting food stamps when she won the lottery.

Here's the hitch.  Clayton has not stopped collecting food stamps. She continues to use her benefits even though she has bought a new house and a new car.

Clayton justifies her continued use of taxpayer assistance saying that she still doesn't have a job and still has bills to pay.

Read the full story at dailycaller.com

Should the qualifications for food stamps include a list of liquid assets?

If you don't receive income but have cash on hand, should you be able to apply for assistance?

Do you think Clayton has the right idea?  Should she take advantage of the assistance available to her or does this constitute cheating the system?

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