Woman charged with the Powerball Lottery murder

February 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery News

A woman has been charged with the Powerball Lottery murder following her arrest on the 2nd of February this year. Abraham Shakespeare won over $17 million in 2006 but shortly after receiving his lottery cash he was befriended by con artist Dorice “DeeDee” Moore, who is alleged to have swindled and murdered the Powerball Lottery winner.

Powerball jackpot winner, Shakespeare met Moore just a few months after selecting the correct five main lottery numbers plus the Powerball to win $30 million, which he opted to take as a lump sum, giving him $17 million cash after taxes. Shakespeare’s mother, Elizabeth Walker, recalls how she and her son met Moore. When speaking about how they met Moore Walker said “She looked like a business person. She looked like she was professional. That is why I told Abraham I was glad he met someone to help him out.” It is alleged by investigating officers that within four months of meeting Shakespeare, Moore had swindled him out of $3.5 million.

In April last year, Powerball winner, Shakespeare disappeared but in January the search for the missing lottery winner was over following the discovery of a body buried underneath concrete slabs at the home of Moore’s boyfriend. 37-year-old Moore was originally being held as an accessory to murder with her bail set at $1 million but the charge has now been altered to murder and no bail has been granted.

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