Florida Lottery Winner Believed To Be Hiding May Be Dead
January 6, 2010
Florida (ChattahBox) – Abraham Shakespeare, a former truck driver’s assistant and convicted criminal, won the lottery in 2006. It may have possibly led to his death, though no one knows for sure.
Shakespeare won $30 million in 2006, and took a lump sum payment of $16.9 million.
It quickly changed his life.
Lawsuits, people begging for money, and a number of other factors led him to spend a great deal of his money early on, though he insisted it wasn’t changing his life.
“I’m not a material person. I don’t let material things run me. I’m on a tight budget,” he was quoted by FOX News a year later.
But Abraham, who had previously been in prison for not paying child support, burglary, and other charges, knew some of the wrong people and soon there were threats.
He ended up becoming involved with a woman named Dee Dee Moore, who worked for a company called American Medical Professionals, and said she wanted to write a book about his life.
She become a financial adviser for Abraham, and started handling many of his money woes.
She bought his $1 million dollar house for $655,000, under the name of AMP, though it isn’t clear what her company had to do with the transaction.
A few months later and Abraham was gone.
No one has seen the man since April of last year, but it was not until November that a police informant came forward and reported him missing.
According to Moore, Abraham is alive and well though she doesn’t know where he went.
She claims that she took on a number of his debts and a certain amount of his money.
“Abraham sold me his mess to get a better life,” Moore was quoted as saying.
She had called a newspaper back in April and told them that Abraham had moved away and was ‘laying low’ to avoid people after his money.
But now she is begging him to come back, as police have become suspicious and started investigating her for his possible murder, looking for blood, a body, or anything else that might point them in the right direction.
She has provided a tape where he said he wished he could run away and just hide for awhile, but no details were given, nor any proof that he did that.
Police believe that his failure to call his mother on Christmas shows that he is likely dead.