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Amanda Clayton

Winning the Jackpot -- A Matter of Life and Death

Don McNay | Posted 03.31.2014 | Money
Don McNay

It can be argued that Abraham Shakespeare, David Edwards and Amanda Clayton had little in common besides winning the lottery. Along with diverse geographic differences, they were very different people with very different problems. And they are all dead. Long before their average life expectancy.

Will You Be Truly Happy If You Win the Lottery?

Don McNay | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Winning the lottery has not always been the ticket to paradise. But if people use the money wisely, for a purpose, and with financial security being their number one priority, it might allow them to get closer to that elusive dream of happiness.

Amanda Clayton: Death by Being a Lottery Winner

Don McNay | Posted 12.02.2012 | Crime
Don McNay

Amanda Clayton was not your typical millionaire. In her short life, she won a million dollar lottery in Michigan, was convicted of collecting state welfare money after she got the million dollars and embroiled in a plethora of drama and legal battles. Now she is dead.

Lottery Winner Who Kept Taking Food Stamps Found Dead

AP | Posted 09.30.2012 | Crime

ECORSE, Mich. -- Police say a Detroit-area woman who collected welfare benefits despite winning a $735,000 lottery prize has died of a possible drug o...

Lottery Winner Sentenced To Probation

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | Money

DETROIT — A Detroit-area woman who collected welfare despite winning a $735,000 lottery prize has been sentenced to probation. Attorney Todd Fl...

Lottery Winner Pleads No Contest To Fraud

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.28.2012 | Money

DETROIT — A Detroit-area woman who collected welfare benefits despite winning a big lottery prize pleaded no contest to fraud Thursday and likel...

Lottery Winner On Food Stamps Charged With Welfare Fraud

Posted 04.17.2012 | Detroit

Amanda Clayton, a Michigan woman who won $1 million from the state lottery last year, was arraigned today in district court on felony charges stemming...

Lottery Winner Loses State Food Stamps

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. — State officials say a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but continued to get food stamps has been remo...

WATCH: Woman Claimed Food Stamps Despite Jackpot Win UPDATE

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

Even with an extra million or two, it seems that some lottery winners are still trying to finding ways to save money -- on the government's dime. ...