Urooj Khan died July 20, 2012, one day after collecting the lump sum option on a $1 million win. A medical examiner initially found that the 46-year-old Khan died of natural causes, but another official asked for a deeper investigation which revealed the lottery winner was fatally poisoned with cyanide. Khan
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Abraham Shakespeare (third from left), a 43-year-old truck driver
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Abraham Shakespeare in an undated photo.
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Defendant Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore arrives in a Florida court on Nov. 28, 2012 for the opening statements in the murder trial of lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.
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Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore was convicted in December 2012 of first-degree murder in the slaying of lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare in central Florida. She was sentenced to mandatory life without parole by a judge who called her "cold, calculating and cruel."
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Amanda Clayton, a Michigan lottery winner, was arrested in April 2012 for allegedly collecting food stamps and public health insurance despite winning a $735,000 jackpot. Clayton, who was 25 at the time, was charged with fraud and was sentenced to nine months probation. In October 2012 Clayton was found dead of what appeared to be a drug overdose.
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Amanda Clayton in an undated photo.
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Doris Murray (left), who won $5 million in the Georgia Lottery in April 2007, was found stabbed to death in her home a year later. Doris Murray
Doris Siegel was accused in March 2010 of conning friends, neighbors and a church pastor out of more than $1 million after she claimed to have won the lottery in Holland. Siegel, who was 78 at the time, asked victims to put up their own money in return for a piece of the winnings. It is a possibility that Siegel was the victim of a Nigerian or foreign lottery scam in 2004 and she, in turn, used that information to deceive others.
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Freddie Young, a Michigan man who became a millionaire after a lottery win in February 2011, had his fortune frozen by a judge after becoming a murder suspect four months later. Young was charged in June 2011 with first-degree premeditated murder in the May 2011 shooting death of his daughter
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Mirland Wilson was sued by a group of 14 McDonald
In March 2012 a New Jersey jury unanimously decided that Americo Lopes had cheated his coworkers out of their share of a $38.5 Mega Millions jackpot lottery pool. Lopes claimed he had won the jackpot on a personal ticket but the panel rejected that theory. The jackpot was ultimately distributed among the five men who were in the lottery pool with Lopes.