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." Fick told WNEM-TV in Saginaw that more than half the lottery prize went to taxes. He said the department told him he could continue to use the card, which is paid with tax dollars." read more - via MyFoxDetroit