Lottery winner charged with welfare fraud found dead in Michigan
Last Updated: 438 days ago
ECORSE, Mich. -
A Michigan woman who was cut off from state food assistance after it was revealed that she had won $1,000,000 in the Michigan Lottery has been found dead.
Her body was found in Ecorse, Mich.
The circumstances surrounding her death have not been released.
Sources tell 7 Action News, 10News' sister station in Detroit, that police suspect an overdose. An autopsy is pending.
Earlier this year, Amanda Clayton was charged with welfare fraud after it was revealed that she received state assistance after winning a lottery jackpot. She later pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to probation.
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