A woman who stole $30 million from a lottery winner and bought herself two cars believes the winner’s name should be kept secret.
Dorice Donegan “Dee Dee” Moore, 49, is serving a sentence behind bars for the 2009 murder of 42-year-old Abraham Lee Shakespeare, a $30 million lottery winner.
Shakespeare let Moore into his life thinking she was intending to write a book about him.
Instead, she convinces the man to let her manage his finances.
Moore allegedly withdrew $1 million from Shakespeare’s bank account and bought multiple cars and vacations.
The man was later presumed dead, buried under the concrete in the yard of a home Moore purchased.
The woman, who is serving a life sentence at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida, believes lottery winners should have their identities shielded for at least six months.
“It’s aimed at them,” Moore told CBS News.
A new Florida bill aims to keep the names of lottery winners secret for 90 days. This will only apply to those who have won $250,000 or more.
However, if the winner chooses to move forward earlier, they can do so.
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This new measure would make winners’ information available to public agencies with debts, including child support.
However, those who illegally disclose winner information may be subject to criminal charges.
If passed, lawmakers will need to re-approve the bill in 2027.
The bill was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate. Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign it into effect this month.
The lottery is a government-funded program for taxpayers, and some argue that the names of winners should be made public for that reason.
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