Michigan Man Still on Food Stamps After Winning $2 Million Lottery

WJBK, Fox News Detroit

A Michigan man has continued to accept food aid from the state even though he won big in a state lottery game and said he told officials about it.

Leroy Fick won the $2 million jackpot in the “Make Me Rich!” contest in June. Despite receiving about $850,000 in winnings, the Auburn resident is still using his Michigan Bridge Card, an electronic version of food stamps.

Fick’s lawyer said his client hasn’t done anything illegal.

“He did call the state,” John Wilson, the Midland attorney representing Fick, told The Bay City Times for a story Wednesday. “Not to mention, the state knows he won. They issued the check.”

Further, Wilson said, Fick’s case was recently reviewed and his eligibility was confirmed.

“It’s not him,” Wilson said. “As far as him doing the right thing by the (Department of Human Services), he did the right thing.”

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(Hat tip: Sweetness & Light.)

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Comments

  1. I live here in Michigan and I am disgusted and mad as hell. What the hell is wrong with people and the system! There needs to be some standards or rules put in place and these people should be prosecuted for fraud or theft.

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