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Lottery Winner Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder


It seems as if there are never happy endings when it comes to lottery winners.

A North Carolina man who won $10 million dollars from a lottery scratch-off was sentenced to life in prison for shooting a woman inside of a hotel room.

Michael Hill who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2017 was just sentenced to life in prison for shooting his girlfriend back in 2020.

Hill will now spend the rest of his life in prison with no possibility of parole.

CBS had these details to share:

A North Carolina man who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 2020 fatal shooting of his girlfriend.

The News & Observer reports that Michael Todd Hill, 54, of Leland, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced Friday in the killing of 23-year-old Keonna Graham of Navassa. Graham was reported missing on July 20, 2020. She was later found dead in a hotel with a gunshot wound to the back of the head.

In a news release from the 15th Prosecutorial District of North Carolina, prosecutors said surveillance footage from the hotel showed Hill was the only person in the room with Graham. They said Hill later confessed to shooting Graham after she had been texting with other men while at the hotel.

Hill won $10 million from a scratch-off ticket in August 2017, local news outlets reported.

Here’s the tweet back in 2017 that celebrated his win:

Now take a look at his mugshot:

His countenance is completely different now which goes to show money doesn’t buy happiness.


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