In the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in 2020, a North Carolina man who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2017 was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of release.
Michael Todd Hill, 54, of Leland, was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced Friday in the death of Keonna Graham, 23, of Navassa, according to the News & Observer. On July 20, 2020, Graham went missing. She was later discovered dead in a hotel room, the victim of a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Prosecutors said surveillance footage from the hotel proved Hill was the only one in the room with Graham, according to a news release from the 15th Prosecutorial District of North Carolina. Hill reportedly confessed to shooting Graham after she was caught communicating with other males at the hotel, according to witnesses.
In August 2017, WECT-TV reported that Hill won $10 million on a scratch-off ticket.