Lottery winner Amanda Clayton received food stamps after banking $1 million prize
State cut off her benefits after video of 24-year-old went viral
“I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought, maybe, it was OK because I’m not working,” Clayton, 24, told WDIV when it asked whether she thought it was ethical for her to receive the benefits.
She added that she needed the money because she was unemployed and had bills on two houses to pay.
“It’s just hard, you know,” she told the TV station. “I’m struggling.”
Clayton won $1 million, but took the $700,000 lump sum and said she pocketed $500,000 after taxes.