A Shocking Number of Lottery Winners on Welfare

by Nate Wooley | April 17, 2013 11:46 am

NewLetters[1]More than 3,500 people who won the lottery in Michigan benefited from welfare payments following their win.

The winners — who were identified when a 2012 law began requiring asset-testing of welfare recipients — either received welfare or lived with someone who received welfare, The Detroit Free Press reports[2].

The new law was passed after a man was found to be using food stamps following his $850,000 windfall. According to a report by Michigan’s Department of Human Services approximately 14% of lottery winners met the requirements for assistance. Each of them won at least $1,000, and on average won $6,800.

The department says that most of those lottery winners have stopped receiving assistance. However, some still qualify for Medicaid benefits.

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  2. The Detroit Free Press reports: http://www.freep.com/article/20130415/NEWS05/304150174/Michigan-finds-3-500-lottery-winners-get-public-assistance
  3. Brothers Win Lottery, Blow Up House: https://investorplace.com/2013/02/brothers-win-lottery-blow-up-house/
  4. $40,000 Lotto Win Turns Out to Be $40 Million!: https://investorplace.com/2013/04/40000-lotto-win-turns-out-to-be-40-million/
  5. Homeless Man Wins $50,000 on Scratch-Off Ticket: https://investorplace.com/2013/04/homeless-man-wins-50000-on-scratch-off-ticket/

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