The curse of the lottery is a real and fucked up thing.
This particular tale is about Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore and Abraham Shakespeare, and it has a decidedly dramatic feel to it. You see, Shakespeare won about 17 million in 2006 and, like with many lottery winners who aren't used to having tons of cashola on hand, his fortune dwindled swiftly. Along comes Moore in 2008, claiming she wanted to write a book about how people were taking advantage of him, and also help him do some financial planning. That was just code for, "I'm gonna take the rest of your money, shoot you, and bury your dead body in your backyard." Which, she did, as a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder in a Florida courtroom earlier today. Super sad.
As for Moore being the only person who had swindled Shakespeare. Well, that's just not the case. "There were a lot of people who owed Mr. Shakespeare a lot of money. One guy owed him a million dollars," Defense Attorney Hileman argued during his closing arguments. "The police focused on Dee Dee Moore and they didn't even consider other people."