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Troubled Michigan lottery winner found dead
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 29, 2012

Posted on 09/29/2012 5:15:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ECORSE, Mich. (AP) -- Police say a Detroit-area woman who collected welfare benefits despite winning a $735,000 lottery prize has died of a possible drug overdose.

Ecorse police Sgt. Cornelius Herring confirmed that 25-year-old Amanda Clayton was found dead about 9 a.m. Saturday at a home in the community southwest of Detroit.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: addiction; lottery; substanceabuse; urban

1 posted on 09/29/2012 5:15:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Huh. Didn't see that coming.
2 posted on 09/29/2012 5:18:23 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ban lotteries. They kill.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 5:18:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

4 posted on 09/29/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

At least she had the money to buy, not steal her drugs.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 5:20:58 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is very sad. Prayers up for consolation and peace of mind for her family.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 5:24:44 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides
This is very sad. Prayers up for consolation and peace of mind for her family.

And her.

7 posted on 09/29/2012 5:31:49 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: House Atreides
I hope some family member didn't off her just to get to the money....

very sad tragedy....such a young life...prayers for her family and friends, and for her too....I'm sure God is a big enough to have mercy on this girls soul....

a pox on those who push drugs, who pander them, who act like its a victimless crime.....

drugs destroy life...

8 posted on 09/29/2012 5:38:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law in April requiring lottery officials to tell Human Services about new winners.

You know you're a somebody when they create laws based solely on your actions.

9 posted on 09/29/2012 5:50:50 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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So now when we win money from the state, the state assigns a nanny to be sure we don’t off ourselves?!


10 posted on 09/29/2012 5:54:25 PM PDT by albie
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To: House Atreides

Thank ou for the nice words.... very sad.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 6:01:39 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No matter how much wealth you have, choose your friends wisely.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 6:03:13 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Darwin. Award. Nominee.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 6:03:18 PM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No joy in the socialist’s welfare utopia?

Really sad.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: BenLurkin

Will probably still end up being buried in a pauper’s grave at the county farm.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 6:15:09 PM PDT by Lockbar (I promise to move fire-wood twice a day.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

a prime example that you can’t help someone who is determined to harm themselves, it doesn’t matter how many millions you give them, they are their own worst enemy.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 6:36:53 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She did not stand up well to her ten minutes of media herd hate? Well then. We are a twisted society.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 6:43:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why don’t we the untroubled ever win the lottery?


18 posted on 09/29/2012 6:49:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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Why don’t we the untroubled ever win the lottery?

A person like myself could easily make $10 mil after taxes last for the rest of my life. I've never cared for extravagant things.

19 posted on 09/29/2012 7:41:51 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP.


20 posted on 09/29/2012 8:12:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: albie

haha! No, she was caught still collecting welfare after she had won the lottery.


21 posted on 09/29/2012 8:16:11 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure she will still manage to vote for Obama in November.


22 posted on 09/29/2012 8:31:09 PM PDT by lex33
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