Thursday, March 8, 2012

Feel Good Story of the Day (Really): That Lottery Winner / Welfare Recipient - GAME OVER

This is an update to a local Detroit, MI story that went national (for good reason)

",,,,Now, the lottery winner's days of living off of taxpayer dollars are over. Since the story aired on Local 4, the Michigan Department of Human Services released this statement:

"Under DHS policy, a recipient of food assistance benefits must notify the state within 10 days of any asset or income change. DHS relies on clients being forthcoming about their actual financial status. If they are not, and continue to accept benefits, they may face criminal investigation and be required to pay back those benefits. Michigan DHS does not currently have the ability to verify a person’s lottery winnings in determining benefit eligibility, but bills pending in the state legislature would require the Michigan Lottery to notify DHS of lottery winners. We fully support this proposed change. Our Office of Inspector General will continue to vigorously pursue any and all abuse and fraud in the welfare system."

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Woodsterman (Odie) said...

"Are you serious, I might have to pay taxes too?"

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...


Yea, and the poor soul had to give up half the prize in taxes due to the lump-sum payout of her own choice.

What is the world coming to?

Always On Watch said...

Did this woman show her ass, or what?

Teresa said...

She screwed herself by having an entitlement mentality and being utterly irresponsible by her refusal to inform DHS about her income change.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...


That is one way to put it,,,

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...


Spot on. If she had done the right thing the picture would be brighter.