Amanda Clayton, who caused a stir by continuing to take food stamps after winning the state lottery’s $1 million ($735,000) on the ‘Make Me Rich!’ game , was found dead in her home in Ecorse, Michigan 0n Saturday. Authorities suspect that Clayton overdosed on of prescription drugs.
Clayton, 25, was propelled into the media spotlight after a local news station reported that in September 2011, she won the lottery and still continued to get government assistance in the form of food stamps despite her new found wealth.
In July…Bill Schutte, Michigan’s Attorney General who was with with Felony Welfare Fraud Division sentenced Clayton to nine months and was also ordered to repay the roughly $5,500 in food and medical assistance.
Clayton was on food assistance from 2010 to 2012, and despite having a job for four months in 2011, she did not report the change to the state.
The Lincoln Park mom was plagued with issues…she was engaged in a child custody battle, fought with neighbors, and was forced to buy a second house to escape pressure from a former boyfriend.
Authorities suspect that Clayton overdosed on of prescription drugs.
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