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Police fear worst in disappearance of lottery winner

Ten months after a multimillion-dollar Florida lottery winner was last seen — and two months after his family reported him missing — police have said they fear for the worst.

Truck driver Abraham Shakespeare, 43, won a $31 million Florida lottery prize in 2006. A year later, he won a court challenge from a fellow trucker who accused Shakespeare of snatching the winning ticket out of his wallet.

Shakespeare’s family reported him missing Nov. 9, telling the Polk County sheriff’s office they hadn’t seen him since April.

“Circumstances are mounting, according to our homicide detectives, that leads us to believe there is a very good chance he met with an untimely death,” Sheriff Grady Judd said.

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