$1M Lottery-Winner's Food Stamps Yank...

$1M Lottery-Winner's Food Stamps Yanked After Story Goes Viral

There are 83 comments on the TheBlaze.com story from Mar 8, 2012, titled $1M Lottery-Winner's Food Stamps Yanked After Story Goes Viral. In it, TheBlaze.com reports that:

Yesterday, we brought you the story of Amanda Clayton, the 24-year-old Michigander who won $1 million by playing the lottery last fall but was still found to be getting and using food stamps .

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#1 Mar 8, 2012
Paul Revere

United States

#2 Mar 8, 2012
If you are on foodstamps then you shouldnt be playing the lottery in the first place!
bailout my duck

Bensenville, IL

#3 Mar 8, 2012
slug obama voter

Since: Oct 09

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#4 Mar 8, 2012
We are 14 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt and you're getting your panties in a bunch over someone getting $1,200 in food stamps?
Paul Revere

United States

#5 Mar 8, 2012
QWERTY POIUYTR wrote:
We are 14 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt and you're getting your panties in a bunch over someone getting $1,200 in food stamps?
Yes we are getting upset. You take this twit time thousands of others and it starts adding up. Second learn to do math before posting an idiotic comment, she gets $200 a month, 12 months in a year and you get $2,400/yr. You do math almost as bad as a stupid govt. employee, lol.
Wake Up

Pasadena, CA

#6 Mar 8, 2012
Paul Revere wrote:
If you are on foodstamps then you shouldnt be playing the lottery in the first place!
They won the lottery with the Food Stamps money, you fool!!
Unbelievable

Bethesda, MD

#7 Mar 8, 2012
QWERTY POIUYTR wrote:
We are 14 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt and you're getting your panties in a bunch over someone getting $1,200 in food stamps?
No.. what I'm pissed about is she used OUR TAX MONEY to buy her lottery ticket.. so the winnings are OURS!! I want my "FAIR SHARE" of her winnings!!
Unbelievable

Bethesda, MD

#8 Mar 8, 2012
Paul Revere wrote:
If you are on foodstamps then you shouldnt be playing the lottery in the first place!
Exactly!!
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#9 Mar 8, 2012
So, how much JAIL TIME does she get for DEFRAUDING the government?

Come on MAKE an EXAMPLE of her.

Plenty of others out there still collecting after obtaining employment and failing to report it.

Give them a little incentive (jail time) to come clean and get off the dole.

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#10 Mar 8, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
So, how much JAIL TIME does she get for DEFRAUDING the government?
Come on MAKE an EXAMPLE of her.
Plenty of others out there still collecting after obtaining employment and failing to report it.
Give them a little incentive (jail time) to come clean and get off the dole.
I agree and it puts others who REALLY need assistance in a bad light.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#11 Mar 8, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
So, how much JAIL TIME does she get for DEFRAUDING the government?
Come on MAKE an EXAMPLE of her.
Plenty of others out there still collecting after obtaining employment and failing to report it.
Give them a little incentive (jail time) to come clean and get off the dole.
Unfortunately, it was perfectly legal. Reminds me of BIG OIL getting $24 BILLION in CORPORATE WELFARE from the government (OUR TAX DOLLARS) last year alone while making RECORD PROFITS EXPORTING OUR AMERICAN OIL and charging We the People RECORD HIGH PRICES at the pump.

God Bless We the People, PLEASE!
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#12 Mar 8, 2012
PayThat CEO wrote:
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I agree and it puts others who REALLY need assistance in a bad light.
You are so right. Remember all the Bankster fraud that destroyed our economy? That was legal too! When will we put the fraudulent thieves in jail???

“Y'all smell that sawdust?”

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#13 Mar 8, 2012
QWERTY POIUYTR wrote:
We are 14 TRILLION DOLLARS in debt and you're getting your panties in a bunch over someone getting $1,200 in food stamps?
So, using your figures, which aren't correct, then it is acceptable to break the law $1200 worth?
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#14 Mar 8, 2012
Imagine her surprise when the government told her she'd have to pay something called "tax" on her winnings.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#15 Mar 8, 2012
She obviously wasn't reporting her income...that's fraud of over $500.00 (1200 in food stamps). A felony, subject to prosecution and punishment according to the laws of the State of Michigan.

The people in Michigan should be up in arms about this!
torch

Brookneal, VA

#16 Mar 8, 2012
Obama said share the wealth

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#17 Mar 8, 2012
Paul Revere wrote:
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Yes we are getting upset. You take this twit time thousands of others and it starts adding up. Second learn to do math before posting an idiotic comment, she gets $200 a month, 12 months in a year and you get $2,400/yr. You do math almost as bad as a stupid govt. employee, lol.
Hey, einsteen, learn to read the date on the lottery check and then RE-DO your own math, geen-yuss!

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#18 Mar 8, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
So, how much JAIL TIME does she get for DEFRAUDING the government?
Come on MAKE an EXAMPLE of her.
Plenty of others out there still collecting after obtaining employment and failing to report it.
Give them a little incentive (jail time) to come clean and get off the dole.
The prison is full of "examples" but no one seems to be learning. Fine her for the months she rec'd stamps after winning and a penalty equal to that amount and sit back and watch her fail. She'll be back on the dole within 2 years.

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#19 Mar 8, 2012
Far Away wrote:
Imagine her surprise when the government told her she'd have to pay something called "tax" on her winnings.
She took a lump sum with taxes already taken out, DUH!
Otto Schneller

Commerce, GA

#20 Mar 8, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
So, how much JAIL TIME does she get for DEFRAUDING the government?
Come on MAKE an EXAMPLE of her.
Plenty of others out there still collecting after obtaining employment and failing to report it.
Give them a little incentive (jail time) to come clean and get off the dole.
And make sure she takes a drug test....

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