By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

Michigan man who won $2M lottery found dead in river

(AP) — A Michigan lottery winner who made headlines in 2010 when he collected food stamps despite getting nearly $1 million was found dead in a river, authorities said.

The body, found last Saturday in the Tittabawassee River, was identified as Leroy Fick, 69, of Auburn, Midland police said.

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.

Fick also built a new house and bought fireworks and a Camaro, MLive.com reported.





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