Federal law may supersede new Maine rule denying lottery winners food stamps

(Portland Press Herald/Gillian Graham and Joe Lawlor) — A new state rule announced by the LePage administration Tuesday that would terminate food stamp benefits for those who win $5,000 or more in the state lottery or by gambling may be redundant and superseded by federal rules because Congress already has passed a similar law.

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The federal Agricultural Act of 2014 bars those with “substantial” lottery or gambling winnings from receiving food stamps.

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