The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 8 Black Lottery Winners Who Hit Big

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Abraham Shakespeare won $31 million in the Florida lottery in 2006. He opted for a lump sum payment and was given $17 million after taxes. Shortly after, he was accused by a co-worker of stealing the winning ticket and was taken to court. The court judged in his favor and he was allowed to retain his winnings. His tumultuous life seemed to get worse when he was reported missing. His body was found several months later.

Abraham Shakespeare won $31 million in the Florida lottery in 2006. He opted for a…