"Sickening." "Shameful and selfish." "Are you kidding me?!"
Those are some of the online reactions to a story about a Michigan woman who unapologetically continues to collect monthly food assistance despite hitting the lottery for $1 million last year.
"I feel that it's okay because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay," 24-year-old Amanda Clayton said. "I have two houses."
After receiving a tip from an angry taxpayer, Detroit's Local 4 filmed Clayton swiping a state food assistance card during a grocery trip.
When a TV reporter asked Clayton about collecting state aid despite her $1 million windfall, the Michigan woman quickly downplayed her winnings.
"No, I won the million, but after I took the lump sum it dropped down to $700,000, and after taxes it was just a little bit over half [a million]."
Clayton's story follows a similar report in December about a Seattle woman who was receiving welfare payments, despite living in a palatial 2,500 square-foot home with "gardens and a boat dock" valued at more than $1.2 million.
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