A Lincoln Park woman who won $1 million in the state lottery but continued to get food stamps has an unusual connection to the legislator seeking to outlaw what she was doing.
Amanda Clayton, 24, won $1 million in the lottery in September and until recently was still receiving $200 a month in food stamps to feed her and her two children.
Late Wednesday, the state Department of Human Services said Clayton is now no longer getting food stamps after department officials took her off the program.
Clayton’s ex-boyfriend is a very distant relative of state Rep. Dale Zorn, who is currently trying to pass a law against what Clayton is doing. This is the kind of story that a certain kind of online commenter — you know the kind — freaks about.