Despite winning a million dollars in the Michigan state lottery last September, 24-year-old Amanda Clayton continues to collect welfare. To little surprise, somebody called her out on this.
A public TV station pulled Clayton's card, forcing her to defend her actions. She said:
I feel that it's okay [to receive welfare] because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay. I have two houses.
Some might call this lazy. Instead of collecting her money in annual installments, Clayton elected to receive a $500,000 lump sum. For whatever reason, she thought it'd be cool to cop a new car and another house, which she paid for in cash.
She was shocked that she was still eligible to receive $200 a month in food stamps, but decided to push it to the limit. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives is supporting a bill that will scrutinize public assistance eligibility if you get a cash prize greater than $1,000.