Two friends in the US who shook hands and made a pact 28 years ago that they would split the winnings if they hit the lottery jackpot have become millionaires.
Tom Cook and Joe Feeney, who live in the Menomonie area of Wisconsin, made the agreement in 1992, saying they would always share the money, whoever bought the ticket.
Mr Cook stood by his word when he realised the Powerball ticket he bought for the 10 June jackpot was the $22m (£17m) winner.
Mr Feeney said he could not believe it when Mr Cook phoned him to tell him the news.
The avid fisherman said he asked his friend: “Are you jerking my bobber?”
But this was nothing fishy, and Mr Cook promptly retired from his job. Mr Feeney had already retired from his job in a fire department.
“We can pursue what we feel comfortable with. I can’t think of a better way to retire,” said Mr Cook.
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Wisconsin lottery director Cindy Polzin said: “Congratulations to Tom, Joe, and their families.
“The power of friendship and a handshake has paid off. I’m thrilled for them-their lucky day has arrived.”
The men have chosen the cash option of approximately $16.7m (£13m), meaning they each took home about $5.7m (£4.4m) after federal and state taxes.
The pair said they do not have any extravagant spending plans but they are looking forward to more family time.
Powerball tickets cost $2 (£1.50) and the odds of winning are around one in 292,000,000.
Source : Sky News