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Troubled Michigan lottery winner found dead

5:19 PM, Sep 29, 2012   |    comments
The Lincoln Park woman was charged with fraud Tuesday for collecting $5,500 in state benefits after winning the lottery.
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ECORSE, Mich. (AP) -- A Detroit-area woman who won a $735,000 lottery prize has died of a possible drug overdose.

Police confirmed that 24-year-old Amanda Clayton was found dead about 9 a.m. Saturday at a home in Ecorse, just southwest of Detroit.

Clayton of Lincoln Park pleaded no contest to fraud and was placed on nine-month probation in July for failing to inform the state about her pre-tax lottery windfall of $735,000 last year.

Her attorney said then that Clayton repaid about $5,500 in food aid and medical benefits.

The Associated Press left a voicemail Saturday afternoon seeking comment from Clayton's family.






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