(CNN) - A Michigan lottery winner who was still on welfare is now charged with fraud.
State officials said 25-year-old Amanda Clayton, collected thousands of dollars in state assistance for months, after winning $1 million in the Michigan lottery last October.
Now she faces two felony counts of welfare fraud.
An investigation revealed Clayton not only failed to report her lottery winnings as required by state law, but she also collected more than $5,000 in food and medical benefits.
When asked if she had the right to the public assistance money, Clayton said, quote, "I kind of do. I have no income, and I have bills to pay. I have two houses."
As a result, Governor Rick Snyder signed two new bills last week blocking lottery winners from receiving government benefits.