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Abraham Shakespeare

Winning the Jackpot -- A Matter of Life and Death

Don McNay | Posted 03.31.2014 | Money
Don McNay

It can be argued that Abraham Shakespeare, David Edwards and Amanda Clayton had little in common besides winning the lottery. Along with diverse geographic differences, they were very different people with very different problems. And they are all dead. Long before their average life expectancy.

Lottery Winner's Killer Was Living In His Million-Dollar Home

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

BARTOW, Fla. -- BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — The million-dollar Florida home of a murdered lottery winner has been stripped from his convicted killer and ret...

Will You Be Truly Happy If You Win the Lottery?

Don McNay | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Winning the lottery has not always been the ticket to paradise. But if people use the money wisely, for a purpose, and with financial security being their number one priority, it might allow them to get closer to that elusive dream of happiness.

Life Lessons About Money and Happiness

Don McNay | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business
Don McNay

When you think about it, almost all of us have our own "lotto moment." We make decisions about money that will either give us long-term security and happiness or bring on pain and regret.

'Cold, Calculating And Cruel' Woman Guilty In Fla. Lottery Murder

AP | KATHY WINGARD | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. -- A woman was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the slaying of a lottery winner in central Florida and sentenced to mandatory li...

Murder Suspect Breaks Down Crying: 'I'm Tired Of These People Lying'

Posted 12.07.2012 | Crime

A woman accused of swindling and killing a Florida lottery winner emotionally lashed out in court after a witness testified she lied about the dead ma...

Judge Scolds Woman Accused Of Killing Loto Winner

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. — The fifth day of a woman's trial in the slaying of a Florida lottery winner was delayed Friday morning, then a detective testified...

Lottery Winner's Body Was Allegedly 'Mummified' In Financial Adviser's Backyard

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 11.28.2012 | Crime

TAMPA, Fla. -- Abraham Shakespeare could barely read, wrote his name in block letters and had given away most of his $17 million in lottery winnings w...

Woman Murdered Lottery Winner, Then Pretended To Be Him: Cops

Posted 11.27.2012 | Crime

A Florida woman is accused of murdering a lottery winner, then offering an undercover agent $50,000 to take the blame. Police believe Doris "Dee D...

Amanda Clayton: Death by Being a Lottery Winner

Don McNay | Posted 12.02.2012 | Crime
Don McNay

Amanda Clayton was not your typical millionaire. In her short life, she won a million dollar lottery in Michigan, was convicted of collecting state welfare money after she got the million dollars and embroiled in a plethora of drama and legal battles. Now she is dead.

Financial Fitness and Physical Fitness

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Most of us want to be physically fit, but very few of us are. The same holds true with financial security. As my father (and many others) used to say, "A lot of people want to go to heaven but no one wants to die to get there."

Bailouts Don't Work: The Lotto Winners Study

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You can see why bailouts fail. Wall Street and lottery winners have a common bond. They have access to easy money without restraints.

Gambling in Greater Cincinnati and Lotteries (VIDEO)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The video talks about the history of gambling in Greater Cincinnati and the author's connection to the subject. It also talks about the death of a Lakeland, Florida lottery winner, Abraham Shakespeare.

The "Don't Ever Give Up" Business Plan

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Seth Godin, who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs be productive, says that business people never realize that with a little bit of push, they can move past a seeming dead end and reach business success. I hope that is true in my case.

Tearing Up the Lotto Ticket

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Almost all of us have our own "lotto moment." We make decisions about money that will either give us long term security and happiness or bring on pain and regret.

Abraham Shakespeare: Death by Lottery (video)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

http://www.youtube.com/user/mcnayonthemoney#p/a/u/0/t-nYOCaF2cM Here's a video of my comments on the death of Florida Lotto winner Abraham Shakespe...

Death By Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Abraham Shakespeare should have been on top of the world. In 2006, he won $16.9 million in the Florida lottery. Last week, they found his body buried five feet deep under concrete.

Abraham Shakespeare Missing: Florida Lottery Winner Disappears

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LAKELAND, Fla. — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man, who won the Florida lottery in 2006, and has now gone missing. T...