Million-Dollar Lottery Winner Gets Probation for Welfare Fraud

July 24, 2012 Updated Jul 24, 2012 at 6:14 PM EDT

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Million-Dollar Lottery Winner Gets Probation for Welfare Fraud

July 24, 2012 Updated Jul 24, 2012 at 6:14 PM EDT

A Michigan lottery winner is now on probation for welfare fraud.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the 25-year-old woman was placed on nine months of probation Tuesday in connection with a felony welfare fraud conviction for accepting more than $5,400 in food assistance payments after winning a $1 million lottery prize in September 2011.

The woman repaid the money she received for food assistance payments as part of the sentence, according to the Detroit Free Press report.

Read the Detroit Free Press story HERE.