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Adriana Almeida

Gold digger widow accused of murdering Brazilian lotto winner

One of the most fascinating lottery winner stories reported here on is that of Renne Senna who was murdered by two hooded men in a bar in the Brazilian capital city of Rio back in January 2007. Renne’s turbulent story began in July 2005 when he was announced as the solitary winner of the Brazilian national […]

convicted murderer Freddie Young

Rental dispute sees lottery winner serve life for murder

Freddie Young, 63, won a share of the $46.5 million Michigan Mega Millions lottery jackpot in February, 2011 but just 18 months later his life would be flip turned upside down. Life could not have been better for Young in 2011. He was part of a 13 person syndicate that won $29 million on the […]

Lotto winners David and Maria Lou Devrell

Australian Lotto winner murdered by accountant for ‘wreckless spending’

The story of David and Maria Lou is one of tragedy from the other side of the world in Australia. David won the Oz Lotto in 1999 and picked up a winning fortune of $5 million as part of his jackpot. He shared the money with his beloved wife Maria Lou and the two decided […]

Ibi and Joseph in happier times

Husband murders squandering wife after missing jackpot win

Ibi and her husband, Joseph were already rich so their $5million win was the cherry-on-top-of-the-cake. But when Ibi was found dead, not everything turned out to be what it seemed. Ibi Roncaioli and her husband Joseph were happily and comfortably married. They were a wealthy couple. Joseph worked as a gynaecologist earning a good salary of almost […]

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jealous sister shoots jackpot winning brother in head

Jeffery Dampier won $20 million in the Illinois Lottery in 1996. Jeffery had grown up poor and was very generous with his winnings, but in scenes later echoed by the infamous case of Abraham Shakespeare he until he was kidnapped and murdered by his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson in 2005. After Jeffery won the lottery in 1996 he moved […]

Abraham Shakespeare after his jackpot win

A Shakespearian tragedy: Murder and lies follow $17million jackpot win

One of the most incredulous stories here at EuroMillions is that of Abraham Shakespeare, an illiterate ex-criminal whose luck turned around in 2006 after winning $17,000,000 the Florida lottery. But it didn’t last long. Shakespeare went missing in 2009 and a year later his bullet-ridden corpse was found under an acquaintance’s concrete patio. A body found buried five-feet […]