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Michigan's Lottery Winners Still Cashing in on State's Welfare System

"More than 3,500 lottery winners in Michigan received public assistance last year or lived with people on welfare, food stamps, or other aid, a state agency reported Monday.

The count stems from a 2012 state law that required the state to match a list of lottery winners of $1,000 or more with recipients of public assistance. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed the measure after legislators learned of two cases in which people used food stamps despite winning $700,000 and $850,000 lump sum prizes."
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