A Michigan lottery winner apparently has no problem accepting food stamps even after hitting a $2 million jackpot.
Leroy Fick, 59, drives an Audi convertible, and doesn't mind taking government due to the money he feels the government is taking from him. His net winnings came out to $850,000.
I think it's fair because of the way they took the taxes, said Fick.
When asked if it's ethical to accept government money despite his new-found wealth, Fick responded: From my point of view, I think so. If you are going to sit there and try to make me feel bad, you aren't going to do it. It ain't gonna happen. So you might as well just ship on out. Goodbye.
The Food Stamp Program helps roughly 40 million low-income Americans to afford food. More than 75 percent of all food stamp participants are in families with children; nearly one-third of participants are elderly people or people with disabilities, according to WorldHunger.org.
19.3 percent of American families live below the poverty line.