A KIND friend agreed to split $22million lottery jackpot with his old fishing pal he made a pact with 28 years earlier.
The original pact made by Tom Cook and Joe Feeney was made in 1992 – when the game was first offered in Wisconsin.
Last month Cook checked his June 10 Powerball ticket and discovered that he had won $22million.
“A handshake is a handshake, man,” Cook told the Wisconsin Lottery.
The organization confirmed on Thursday that Cook and Feeney are splitting the prize month.
“We said whenever the big winner comes, we’re going to split it, so we buy every week … not really thinking it would happen,” Feeney said.
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The odds of winning the prize are currently 1 in 292,201,338, which left Feeney asking Cook: “Are you jerking my bobber?”
The duo are taking a cash payout of $16.7million – meaning they will receive around $5.7million after taxes.
Cook has since quit his job and said he is still playing the Powerball.