Abraham Shakespeare (Part 1 of 2)


Quick note: the first 5 minutes of this episode is a correction and update on the Jack Family episode. Feel free to skip ahead if you skipped that episode.

In November 2006, a man named Abraham Shakespeare hit the jackpot in the Florida lotto. His good-heart led him to give and loan away a large amount of his winnings in short order. When a woman named Dee Dee Moore convinced him to sign his assets over to her to protect them from vultures, things went from bad to worse.

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Written, edited, and hosted by Charlie Worroll

Researched by Haley Gray

Music by Scott Buckley

Cover art by Lars Hacking, host of Rusty Hinges podcast

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  • Unlucky Number by Deborah Mathias and Gregory Smith, 2015



  • The Tampa Tribune, 10/23/07, Jury Decides on Lotto Winner by Todd Leskanic

  • The Signal, 1/30/10, Body in backyard is missing lottery winner’s by Unknown

  • The Tampa Tribune, 11/29/12, Moore fleeced lotto winner and then shot him, state says by Ray Reyes

  • The Tampa Tribune, 11/29/12, Trial by Ray Reyes

  • Tampa Bay Times, 12/13/09, Fed up? Or was it foul play? By Michael Kruse

  • The Tampa Tribune, 2/11/10, Lotto winner death case goes to home of suspect by Howard Altman