Michigan lottery winner keeps getting welfare

Can you imagine hitting the lottery and still collecting welfare?

Well, one Michigan woman did just that.

Amanda Clayton won a million dollars, but that didn't stop her from collecting $200 a month in public assistance.

The story came to light when a Detroit-area television station received a tip and confronted Clayton.

Not only did she not apologize, she said she feels entitled to the money.

Clayton said, "I thought that they would cut me off. But since they didn't, I thought maybe it was ok because I'm not working... I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay. I have two houses."

That's right. Clayton bought a second home as well as a new car with her winnings, all while remaining on welfare.

What do you make of all this?

Who bears the burden of making sure stuff like this doesn't happen?

Is Clayton guilty of taking advantage or should the state have cut her off?

What if anything should be done to make sure it doesn't happen again?

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