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Mich. lottery winner who kept collecting welfare found dead

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Posted: September 30, 2012, 5:41 am - IP Logged

RIP, very sad story

She had a pre-existing drug dependency, I think this drama and the money issue, just pushed her over the edge.

Sad that someone from within her family couldn't have helped her through this crisis.

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    Posted: September 30, 2012, 8:19 am - IP Logged

    Maybe now michigan may consider anonymous also.

    Yup...as long as the agency that administers welfare gets notified automatically of all winners. Otherwise, she would have anonymously been collecting welfare along with her Lotto check, and quite frankly, that is not right or fair. And her logic for continuing to collect the welfare demonstrated the classic entitlement attitude this president seeks to ingrain in Americans...OMG!

    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

    The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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      Posted: September 30, 2012, 8:46 am - IP Logged

      Rest in Peace ........... a very young life lost ........................  Sad Wavey

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        Posted: September 30, 2012, 9:09 am - IP Logged

        This is sad.  She was only 25 years old and drugs were the cause. I don't believe the lottery is cursed. That's ridiculous.  If everyone who ever won the lottery died soon after, then I probably would believe a curse does exist, but until then, no.

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        I agree ....but its not all that sad

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          Posted: September 30, 2012, 9:10 am - IP Logged

          Maybe now michigan may consider anonymous also.

          What does anonymity have to do with this story?Roll Eyes

          This was about bad decisions not about whether the winnings were known or not!!

           

          Unfortunately many people die like this everyday and the lottery has nothing

          to do with it, she made some very bad choices.

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            Posted: September 30, 2012, 9:33 am - IP Logged

            Waste.

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              Posted: September 30, 2012, 10:20 am - IP Logged

              So sad to hear this news.  There are instances that can't be avoided.

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                Posted: September 30, 2012, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                I remember thinking this is one wicked female when it was reported that she still was on her bridge card.

                Now I feel sad for her and her family. 

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                  Posted: September 30, 2012, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                  So sad. RIP Amanda.

                  We should all choose our friends wisely and even more wisely after winning the lottery.

                  J'aime La France.

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                    Posted: September 30, 2012, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                    What does anonymity have to do with this story?Roll Eyes

                    This was about bad decisions not about whether the winnings were known or not!!

                     

                    Unfortunately many people die like this everyday and the lottery has nothing

                    to do with it, she made some very bad choices.

                    even though she died from drugs her death will always be associated w/ the lottery,

                    if anonymous we would'nt be talking about it.

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                      Posted: September 30, 2012, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                      She was in the final stretch of putting her legal troubles behind her and could enjoy some of her lottery winnings.  Too bad she had to do drugs. RIP

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                        Posted: September 30, 2012, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                        even though she died from drugs her death will always be associated w/ the lottery,

                        if anonymous we would'nt be talking about it.

                        I disagree with the public not knowing about her case. Once Social Services filed a claim against her, the whole thing would have become public. She committed a crime.

                        I do agree, she made some pretty bad choices. And it seems none of her family had any control over her. She was her own girl.

                        There is a theory of there being a "curse" on Jackpot winners.

                        But again, so many winners make bad decisions with their winnings that end up causing deep depression, family bickering, a lot of spending on ultra expensive items that cause the winners to eventally cause the winners to file for bankruptcy.

                        I agree, it not a curse, but poor decisions, poor judgements and greed that cause the unfortunate outcomes for many winners.

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                        Come on Jackpot!!!

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                          Posted: September 30, 2012, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't believe in lottery curses.  I believe in responsible and irresponsible spending/managing of your winnings.

                          The latter took a role in this sad case.

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                            Posted: October 1, 2012, 12:20 am - IP Logged

                            This is sad.  She was only 25 years old and drugs were the cause. I don't believe the lottery is cursed. That's ridiculous.  If everyone who ever won the lottery died soon after, then I probably would believe a curse does exist, but until then, no.

                            I agree!!!....Amanda was young and made some very bad choices in her short life. (From ripping off the welfare system, to not getting herself some help with her winnings, may her soul rest in peace!)Blue Angel

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                              Posted: October 1, 2012, 5:55 am - IP Logged

                                RIP AMANDA 9/29/2012