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Lottery Winner Comes Forward After Divorce

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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 05:03 PM
A Florida man wins lottery but before cashing it in, his wife which he was separated from for 3 years finds out and sends him divorce papers with a requests for a share of the prize. Her request was for $5.25 million and a million for their 11 year old son. Considering the amount he won, $34.7 million lump sum, her request was reasonable. He accepted the terms and their divorce should be final in the next week or two.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It took Robert G. Swofford Jr. more than a month to come forward and claim his $60 million Lotto prize, but he had to take care of some unfinished business - divorcing his wife.

Swofford, a postal worker from Seminole County, claimed his prize on Tuesday in a $34.7 million lump sum payout, ending weeks of mystery about who won the Nov. 24 drawing.

Swofford, 53, and his wife separated three years ago. But two weeks after the winning numbers were announced, Ann Swofford served him with divorce papers and claimed a share of the prize.

Just before Christmas, the Swoffords and their lawyers hammered out an agreement. His wife will get $5.25 million and $1 million will be set aside to support their 11-year-old son. In return, she agreed not to seek any more of Swofford's winnings

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This lady probably could of squeezed $10 million out of her husband easily. I wonder why she requested only $6.25 million total? I guess she is lucky they didn't finalize their divorce sooner, she would be pulling her hair out now, if so.

It's funny how things happen. Maybe he had refused to give her a divorce before he won.

[edit on 29-3-2005 by Spectre]

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