Amanda Clayton, lottery winner, cut off from welfare

Amanda Clayton (Photo courtesy ABC News)

A Michigan woman who won $1 million in the state lottery and was caught still using food stamps was cut off from public assistance.

Amanda Clayton, who told Detroit TV station WDIV that she needs the $200-a-month public assistance because she had bills to pay, was cut off by the state of Michigan Wednesday.

Michigan’s Department of Human Services issued a statement saying that Clayton no longer receives assistance, according to ABC News.

Many across the nation accused Clayton of taking advantage of public assistance programs aimed at helping the poor.

“I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe if was okay because I’m not working,” Clayton told the TV station when confronted, adding that she has two houses.