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Michigan Senate bill lets lottery winners remain anonymous
Michigan winners of multistate lotteries such as the Lapeer man who won a $337 million Powerball jackpot could choose to remain anonymous, under a bill that passed a state Senate committee Thursday. Sen. Tory Rocca, R-Sterling Heights, said publicity surrounding such windfalls makes winners too vulnerable to scam artists and violent criminals, not to mention grasping third cousins. The reasons range from the mundane to the fatal, Rocca said. Not only are there relatives popping out of the
Sep 14, 2012, 8:45 am - Lottery News

Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot
Includes video report A 44-year-old Michigan railroad engineer said he quit his job and told familly members to do the same when he learned he had won the third-largest winner's share ever for a U.S. lottery drawing. Donald Lawson was accompanied by his two daughters and his mother, whom he jokingly called Mama Warbucks, when he was introduced as the winner of the multi-state Powerball lottery on Friday. I'm a millionaire now, but I'll still eat at McDonald's, Lawson told a news confer
Aug 31, 2012, 3:38 pm - Lottery News

The Lottery Office is closed until Monday but speculation in Lapeer rages on
Michigan is suddenly a richer place this weekend, first with all that Olympic gold coming in from London, and now with the wining ticket to the Powerball Lottery purchased by someone at a Michigan gas station. Local residents may be hoping it wasn't someone passing through to Toledo or Indianpolis. In the meantime in the town of Lapeer in Michigan's thumb the wait continues for the ticket purchaser to surface. It just happens to be Lapeer Days their three day summer festival in the sleepy tow
Aug 18, 2012, 11:06 pm - Lottery News

$337 million Powerball jackpot ticket sold at gas station in small Michigan city
Includes video report Update: Cash value was second-highest ever for any US lottery game Update 2: Cash value reported by MUSL was wrong! Actually $224.6 million. By Todd Northrop, with wire reports A gas station in a small Michigan city is buzzing with excitement after the state lottery announced Thursday that a $337 million jackpot-winning Powerball ticket was sold there. The Michigan Lottery said the ticket was sold in Lapeer, about 45 miles north of Detroit. There wasn't immed
Aug 16, 2012, 3:21 pm - Lottery News

Mich. lottery winner to plead guilty to felony firearm charges
Man previously under fire for claiming welfare benefits after lottery win A Williams Township, Michigan, man who had nearly $1 million in cash two years ago and is now destitute and charged with four firearm-related felonies is set to accept a plea deal in Bay County Circuit Court. Leroy N. Fick, 60, is scheduled to make his plea before Circuit Judge Kenneth W. Schmidt at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 4. Court records show that prosecutors have offered to dismiss two counts of felony firearm if Fick
Jul 26, 2012, 8:38 am - Lottery News

Michigan lottery winner convicted of welfare fraud gets probation
The Lincoln Park, Michigan, woman who made national headlines for continuing to accept food stamp benefits after winning $1 million on a Michigan Lottery game show was sentenced today in Wayne County Circuit Court to nine months of probation. Amanda Clayton, 25, won the money on the show Make me Rich! last year and took home more than $700,000 after taxes. She was charged in April with two felony counts of welfare fraud failure to inform for not alerting the state Department of Human Services
Jul 24, 2012, 4:51 pm - Lottery News

Michigan couple killed after lottery win
Police in Michigan are investigating the stabbing death of a couple, and family members believe they were killed over a winning lottery ticket. I just ask that if anybody know anything, just please. Because they didn't deserve this, my daddy helped the community. He would have done anything for anybody. They could just have got the ticket and left them alive, said the victims' daughter Tierra Evans. Evans believes a winning ticket proved unlucky for her parents William and Brenda. The
May 16, 2012, 1:58 pm - Lottery News

Lottery winner who kept cashing welfare checks charged with fraud
A Michigan lottery winner was charged with fraud Tuesday for collecting food stamps and public health insurance despite pocketing a $735,000 jackpot. Amanda Clayton, 25, was silent during a brief court hearing after spending a night in jail. A not-guilty plea was entered, and her lawyer vowed to fight the charges. Clayton is the second person in Michigan caught with food stamps despite newly minted wealth. Gov. Rick Snyder last week signed a law requiring the lottery to notify the Human Se
Apr 17, 2012, 7:14 pm - Lottery News

State cuts lottery winner's benefits
Michigan woman who won $1M continued to collect $200 a month in food stamps A Lincoln Park, Michigan, woman who won $1 million in the state lottery but continued to get food stamps has an unusual connection to the legislator seeking to outlaw what she was she's doing. Amanda Clayton, 24, won $1 million in the lottery in September and until recently was still receiving $200 a month in food stamps to feed her and her two children. Late Wednesday, the state Department of Human Services sai
Mar 8, 2012, 7:28 am - Lottery News

Mich. lottery winner burns through money, gets jail time for drugs
A Williams Township, Michigan, lottery winner will be spending about the next month and a half behind bars for illegally possessing a prescription painkiller. Isabella County Trial Court Judge Mark H. Duthie on Thursday sentenced Leroy N. Fick, 59, to 45 days in jail with credit for three days served. Upon release, he will serve one year of probation and must also pay several court fines and costs. Fick was late in appearing for the 2 p.m. hearing in Duthie's courtroom and had to be picked
Jan 14, 2012, 1:09 pm - Lottery News