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Mich. lottery winner who kept collecting welfare found dead

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Posted: October 1, 2012, 8:14 am - IP Logged

A previous drug abuse history and a large amount of cash are not necessarily a good mix.  It's a sad story, but not a new one to lottery winners and players.

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    Posted: October 1, 2012, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

    I thought what she did was real bad until I seen the video on maringoman's post and agreed with what she did somewhat. If the state didn't cut her off and it was public records that she won, why would she think she shouldn't get it? It's like saying people who get Unemployment and play pick 3 or 4 and win $500 shouldn't get a check that week because the lottery had them covered financially that week.

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      Posted: October 1, 2012, 2:01 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.

      Didn't she win her $1 million on a lottery TV game show witnessed by thousands of people?

      The only Lottery related issue relevant to her death is some of her winning were used to purchase the drugs if in fact that was the cause of her death. The fact she won a large lottery prize really wasn't very news worthy until she was arrested and convicted of welfare fraud. Had she been allowed to claim the money anonymously, the Michigan State welfare agency would have still found the fraud and her arrest and conviction would still be made public.

      There is no logical reason how publicly announcing the name of a lottery winner is related to a drug overdose unless you're suggesting she ODed to get more publicity.

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        There is no logical reason how publicly announcing the name of a lottery winner is related to a drug overdose unless you're suggesting she ODed to get more publicity."

        That seems really short sighted on her part . . .Leaving

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          Posted: October 1, 2012, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

           This is just so sad to read about, a young life wasted because of money Frown.........

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            Posted: October 1, 2012, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

            I thought what she did was real bad until I seen the video on maringoman's post and agreed with what she did somewhat. If the state didn't cut her off and it was public records that she won, why would she think she shouldn't get it? It's like saying people who get Unemployment and play pick 3 or 4 and win $500 shouldn't get a check that week because the lottery had them covered financially that week.

            It's been many years, but if I recall correctly, I had to check the correct "yes or no" boxes to be eligible for Unemployment Compensation and they all were work related. Never been on Welfare, but I assume there are minimum financial requirements that don't include getting an over $700,000 check from the state lottery.

            It's really a sad story because she did have the opportunity to make her life much better.

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              Posted: October 2, 2012, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

              You will b suprised that if you have conducted a survey on foodstamps and cash money you find a person who would rather take foodstamps instead of cash because all money aint good money !! some poeple get tooooo overwhelm and berzerk !! sad  story r.i.p.

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                Posted: October 2, 2012, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

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

                It's always sad when someone dies that young, especially for the family.

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                  WTF I don't believe what I'm seeing here! First of all what's to be so sad here about her passing? From what I see here she got what she deserved! She was a bad person to do what she did to the system that was in place to help her until she was able to take care of herself! And by her winning the money she did she was now able to take care of herself without the system! And since she choose to scam the system by not reporting her new found wealth and means of being able to support herself she paid the ultimate price!! So in my eyes what goes around comes around and she got hers even if it was by her own hand by taking an overdose!! God works in many ways and he handed her his judgement for her bad deeds!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE!! THEIF THEIF THIEF Once a Theif, always a Theif!! 

                  Heck I bet she'd steal anyone blind if she had the chance (even though she had 700K in the bank)!!!!

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                    WTF I don't believe what I'm seeing here! First of all what's to be so sad here about her passing? From what I see here she got what she deserved! She was a bad person to do what she did to the system that was in place to help her until she was able to take care of herself! And by her winning the money she did she was now able to take care of herself without the system! And since she choose to scam the system by not reporting her new found wealth and means of being able to support herself she paid the ultimate price!! So in my eyes what goes around comes around and she got hers even if it was by her own hand by taking an overdose!! God works in many ways and he handed her his judgement for her bad deeds!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE!! THEIF THEIF THIEF Once a Theif, always a Theif!! 

                    Heck I bet she'd steal anyone blind if she had the chance (even though she had 700K in the bank)!!!!

                    I once stole a pencil during my Algebra class. I'm just glad God didn't choose to end my life that day!   Blush


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                      I once stole a pencil during my Algebra class. I'm just glad God didn't choose to end my life that day!   Blush

                      People in Michigan are so poor they don't have to lie to be on welfare......


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                        WTF I don't believe what I'm seeing here! First of all what's to be so sad here about her passing? From what I see here she got what she deserved! She was a bad person to do what she did to the system that was in place to help her until she was able to take care of herself! And by her winning the money she did she was now able to take care of herself without the system! And since she choose to scam the system by not reporting her new found wealth and means of being able to support herself she paid the ultimate price!! So in my eyes what goes around comes around and she got hers even if it was by her own hand by taking an overdose!! God works in many ways and he handed her his judgement for her bad deeds!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE!! THEIF THEIF THIEF Once a Theif, always a Theif!! 

                        Heck I bet she'd steal anyone blind if she had the chance (even though she had 700K in the bank)!!!!

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                          Posted: October 2, 2012, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                          People in Michigan are so poor they don't have to lie to be on welfare......

                          I've heard Michigan people are so poor, that food stamps are automatically dispensed on the toilet paper rolls, in all public rest rooms.


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                            Posted: October 2, 2012, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                            In Michigan people are so poor, they get food stamps just for walking in the door of the food stamp office.


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                              Posted: October 2, 2012, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                              Michigan people are so poor, that they send postcards to the starving Ethiopian children, to see if they can spare any leftovers.