Lottery winner using food stamps: ‘I thought maybe it was okay because I’m not working’

  • kuroshiro

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    Mar 07, 2012 8:09 PM GMT

    This is sickening. It's people like this who screw the system for honest, hard-working people. I was on food stamps for six months because of financial issues. It was highly embarrassing, but I had to do it in order to survive and make ends meet. Would I pay back the money I used now if I had to? Absolutely.

    I hope they kill her aid and make her pay it back with a penalty. That 6 figure lump sum you have isn't enough to live on? I hope you lose it all and end up homeless. What a disgusting pig.
  • musclmed

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    Mar 07, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    Of course its ok,

    "she said she has 2 houses now". and struggling.

    She seemed pretty entitled , so why not?icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 07, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    "a bill requiring the state to cross-check the names of lottery winners of prizes over $1,000 with names of individuals on the dole."

    For say $600,000 that's pretty dispicable. She may be legally entitled, but that's not what the system is meant for, and she knows it.

    But I don't believe in the quote above. It takes away any joy in winning if they remove the food stamps, because it's like the state taking the win away. That $1000 could go to car repairs, getting an essential product or service, paying back debt etc. The minimum winnings should be much higher before food stamps are removed.

    I have a feeling she bought two houses because it would keep her eligible or something... don't know the laws there... but maybe owning property makes the amount of cash she has low enough to keep getting money.
  • kuroshiro

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    Mar 07, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    If she's got enough cash to throw around on two houses, she can certainly buy food. I mean seriously... why do you even NEED two houses?
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    Mar 07, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    Say she won $650,000. She could buy a $300,000 house, a $330,000 second house, and a $20,000 car. She would end up with nothing in her bank account, and would therefore be eligible for support.

    My guess is that the second house is just a place to put the money so she keeps getting food stamps.