A man from U.S. North Carolina who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison for premeditated murder of his girlfriend. According to local station WECT-TV, Hill won a $10 million prize on a scratch-off lottery ticket in 2017. However, according to McClatchy News, he was arrested and charged with murder back in 2020.
This is what North Carolina authorities report in a press release. The person in question is 54-year-old Michael Todd Hill of Leland. He was convicted Friday of the murder 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 her head.
According to the prosecutor, surveillance camera footage showed Hill as the only person in the room with Graham. He later confessed to shooting her. In fact, she was sending text messages to other men at the hotel.