Missing Powerball Lottery winner is feared dead

January 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery News

Multi-millionaire lottery winner, Abraham Shakespeare has been missing since April last year but the investigating local Sheriff’s office is no longer treating the investigation as a missing persons case. The missing Powerball Lottery winner is feared dead by authorities who are now treating the Shakespeare case as a homicide investigation.

Abraham Shakespeare won $31 million playing the Powerball Lottery back in November 2006 and opted to receive a $17 million lump sum payment instead of the annuity payments. However, since winning the Powerball Lottery jackpot, Shakespeare had become detached from family and friends following numerous requests for handouts from his lottery cash. This is when he was allegedly befriended by Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore, 37, who is believed to have conned Shakespeare out of his lottery winnings and possibly his life.

Sheriff, Grady Judd released details about the missing lottery winner case to local media agencies in a bid to assist the investigation. The main details released by Judd were that Moore is alleged to have used Shakespeare’s mobile phone to text the lottery winners relatives, she paid one of Shakespeare’s relatives $5,000 to deliver a birthday card to Shakespeare’s mother and suggest it was from her son plus she said she purchased Shakespeare’s house for $655,000, although there is no evidence that she paid for it.

Moore is also alleged to also have paid a local police officer to keep quiet regarding the investigation. Troy Young, 42, has served with the Lakeland Police Department (LPD) for 20 years with an almost flawless record but has now been suspended with pay until the investigation can run its course. It is believed that Troy received payments from Moore but details beyond that are being kept quiet until there’s an outcome to the investigation.

We here at Online Lotto will keep you up to date and bring you further details of the missing Powerball Lottery winner and con artist Moore as the case continues and this lottery news story unfolds.

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