The Lincoln Park woman was charged with fraud Tuesday for collecting $5,500 in state benefits after winning the lottery.
DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit-area woman who collected welfare despite winning a $735,000 lottery prize is returning to court for a likely sentence of probation.
In June, Amanda Clayton of Lincoln Park pleaded no contest to fraud. The state of Michigan says she got about $5,500 in food aid and medical benefits after winning $735,000, before taxes, in 2011.
The Department of Human Services says she didn't inform the state about her windfall. The 24-year-old Clayton is returning to court Tuesday.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law in April that requires lottery officials to tell the Department of Human Services about new winners.