Lotto Winner Shot By Deputies Wins Settlement


The Seminole County Sheriff's Office will pay a $3.2 million settlement to a lottery winner who was shot in his own back yard.

Deputies said they thought Robert Swofford Jr. was a burglar when they opened fire on him in April 2006.

Swofford, who won $60 million in the Florida Lotto, was shot four times.

He filed a lawsuit in 2007, claiming the sheriff's office failed to properly train its deputies.

Lawyers decided to settle the lawsuit last week.