Jun 11, 2021
Michigan Lottery Winner In 2010 Food Stamp Flap Found Dead In River
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The body, found last Saturday in the Tittabawassee River, was identified as Leroy Fick, 69, of Auburn, Midland police said.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Examining the Jobs Picture; Training Tree Trimmers in the Motor City
The cause of death was not disclosed.
Fick collected nearly $1 million after taking the lump-sum option on a $2 million lottery prize. He said he still received food stamp benefits because large lottery winnings apparently didn’t disqualify him.READ MORE: Flint Native, Boxing Champ Claressa Shields Wins MMA Debut
Fick also built a new house and bought fireworks and a Camaro, MLive.com reported.
After another lottery player acknowledged similar circumstances in 2011, the Michigan Legislature changed the law to keep the Department of Health and Human Services informed about lottery winnings.
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Change Ad Consent Do not sell my data Nevada Passes New Cage-Free Egg Law
Nevada passed a new animal welfare law to help chickens, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reported. The legislation requires that eggs sold in the state be from cage-free facilities.
“This is a transformational win for chickens. No animals—including farm animals—deserve to be confined in cages so tiny they can barely move,” said Josh Balk, vice president of farm animal protection for the Humane Society of the United States. “I’m grateful for Assemblyman Howard Watts for sponsoring the bill and speaking out so passionately for its passage. And I’m thankful for Gov. Sisolak signing this bi-partisan legislation into law, guaranteeing millions of chickens will never have to suffer in a cage.”
The law also bans caging of egg-laying chickens in the state and requires perches, dust-bathing areas and nests for egg-laying hens. Nevada follows eight other states in the cage ban, following Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Colorado, California, and Massachusetts.
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