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S/o of another question. If you were on food stamps or welfare and you won the lottery (millions +) would you have to pay the government back?

What if you became a rich sports athlete or entertainer? What if you inherited millions from a long lost relative?


Asked by keisha613 at 7:44 AM on May. 12, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • no, the government doesn't expect to be paid back for foodstamps. LOL. you would be expected to update your financial status to them, and then they would relinquish your benefits since your income no longer falls within their standards.

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:45 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • You ould no longer get them but unless you lied and still claimed to have no money in savings/no job then you would not have to pay anything back.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:45 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • Hopefully, one would use some of the money to do good for others less fortunate.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 7:50 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • No you dont pay anything back other than TANF which is cash assistance.

    Answer by gemgem at 8:03 AM on May. 12, 2011

  • Technically no- but in a way yes. If you make (or win) lots of money you generally have to pay lots of taxes.

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 6:09 PM on May. 12, 2011