Winner of $10M lottery prize in 2017 charged with murder

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Posted at 8:19 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 11:19:17-04

SHALLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2017 has been arrested on a murder charge in the killing of a woman whose body was found at a hotel.

The Shallotte Police Department charged 52-year-old Michael Todd Hill of Leland, with murder after the body of 23-year-old Keonna Graham was found Monday in a hotel room in the Brunswick County town.

WECT-TV reports that Hill won $10 million from an Ultimate Millions scratch-off ticket in August 2017.

A cousin of Graham described her as as a generous, loving and adventurous young woman who enjoyed hiking and bicycle rides.