What happens if I have a lottery or gambling win?

Once you are receiving CalFresh, you have to report substantial winnings within 10 calendar days of receiving the winnings. This mid-period reporting requirement is in addition to existing mid-period reporting requirements. Your household will lose CalFresh benefits if the winnings are considered substantial.  You can reapply any time after being discontinued.

Substantial lottery winnings are a cash prize won in a single game, purchase of a ticket, hand, or similar bet, which is at least $3,750 before taxes or other withholding.  

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1. What Is CalFresh?
2. What is Expedited Service (Expedited CalFresh / Emergency CalFresh)?
3. What if I disagree with the County’s decision about expedited CalFresh?
4. What are the income requirements for CalFresh?
5. Do I have to be on Public Assistance to be eligible to receive CalFresh?
6. How long does it take to receive CalFresh benefits?
7. What foods can I buy with CalFresh?
8. I am a single adult without dependents; can I apply for CalFresh benefits?
9. What if I have a bank account, own a home or have a car?
10. What if I’m not a US Citizen?
11. What does the application process look like?
12. What happens if I have a lottery or gambling win?