Drug overdose may have killled Amanda Clayton who won $1 million in lottery, but stayed on welfare

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September 29, 2012

I guess her luck ran out.

A drug overdose may have killed Amanda Clayton, a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but kept collecting welfare benefits, police said Saturday.

Ecorse police Sgt. Cornelius Herring said Clayton, 25, of Lincoln Park was found dead about 9 a.m. Saturday at a home, The Associated Press said. Ecorse is southwest of Detroit.

Clayton won the $1 million prize in September.

In April, prosecutors accused Clayton of collecting $5,475 in food and medical benefits from August 2011 through March that she would not have received had she reported the lottery winnings and income from a job she held from June through October 2011. In June, she pleaded no contest to fraud and was sentenced to nine months probation in July.

via U.S. News.

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Comments:
  1. Mike C says:

    Yet another reason to legalize (additional) drugs – thinning the herd.

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