January 06, 2010. MediaTakeOut.com gas a sad story to report. A 43 year old man that hit the lottery for $17 MILLION is now missing . . . and police fear that he was MURDERED for his money.
Here’s what went down. Abraham Shakespeare bought a single lottery ticket at a convenience store in a Florida town called Frostproof. Abraham, who had been in prison in the past for burglary, battery and not paying child support, won a lump-sum jackpot of $16.9 million.
Abraham didn’t spend a lot of money. He only bought a Nissan Altima, a Rolex from a pawn shop, a $1 million home in a gated community. But almost as soon as he won, he started having problems. First, one of his co-workers sued him, claiming Abraham stole the winning ticket from him.
Then, his family and friends started coming for his money. Abraham reportedly paid for countless funerals, he also “invested” millions in friends starting businesses. And he reportedly gave a million dollars to a guy known only as "Big Man."
But that wasn’t his downfall. Abraham met a 30 year old woman named Dee Dee Moore, who at first claimed was interested in writing a book about Shakespeare's life. She befriended Abraham and later was his “financial adviser,” despite never graduating from high school..
Over the next few months, Dee Dee formed a corporation and started transferring Abraham’s assets (including his home in the gated community) to that corporation. She also began filing papers to have amounts owed to Abraham be transferred to her corporations.
Here's where things get CRAZY. A few months later, Abraham DISAPPEARS. And Dee Dee was the last person to see him. So what happened to him, well here’s what Dee Dee told the Ledger of Lakeland
The 37-year-old Moore contacted reporters at the newspaper in April, saying Shakespeare was "laying low" because people tried to suck money out of him.
That made sense to Shakespeare's mother — sort of. "I remember once, talking with me over the phone, he said he might go to Jamaica," she said.
On Dec. 5, a sobbing Moore told The Ledger that she helped Shakespeare disappear, but now wants him to return because detectives were searching her home and car and looking for blood on her belongings.
One reason he wanted to leave, she said, was a child support case for a child he allegedly fathered after winning the lottery. "Abraham sold me his mess to get a better life," she told the paper.
This story's got LIFETIME written all over it . . .