Lotto Winner On Food Stamps Has Court Case Delayed
DETROIT (WWJ) – A Lincoln park woman charged with taking food stamps after winning a million dollars in the state lottery has had her court case delayed for three weeks.
Amanda Clayton is charged with failing to inform the state that her income had changed as a result of the lottery prize and a job.
The 25-year-old won a $1 million jackpot on the game show “Make Me Rich!” and chose a $735,000 lump sum, before taxes, last September.
Amanda Clayton’s attorney Todd Flood told the court there were a couple of issues he wanted to examine with the prosecution that could possibly resolve the case.
Flood did not immediately elaborate on the nature of those issues, or what impact that could have on the case. Clayton remains free on bond and left court without speaking to the media. She faces a 4-yr felony for failing to report her lottery winnings as income while on public assistance.
The preliminary examination is now set for later next month.