A man split his $22million (£17m) lottery win with his old pal and fishing partner after making a promise to each other 28 years ago.
Tom Cook and Joe Feeney made a pact that they would split the winnings in 1992, after the lottery became available in their home town of Wisconsin, America.
In June, Mr Cook had the shock of his life when he checked his 10 Powerball ticket and discovered that he had won the sum.
The Wisconsin Lottery confirmed that Mr Cook and Mr Feeney are splitting the winnings.
“We said whenever the big winner comes, we’re going to split it, so we buy every week … not really thinking it would happen,” Mr Feeney said.
When Mr Cook made the call to his old pal, Mr Feeney’s first reaction was to say: “Are you jerking my bobber?”
And Mr Cook confirmed that no matter how old the promise, “a handshake is a handshake, man”.
The duo are taking a cash payout of $16.7million (£13million) – meaning they will receive around $5.7million (£4million) after taxes.
Mr Cook has since quit his job and said he is still playing the Powerball.
This week, a care home key worker and mum of two celebrated after winning a life-changing £300k top prize on a National Lottery Scratchcard – and she’s already spent her winnings.
Kirsty Pippard, 29, is a hard-working care home worker from Bridgwater in Somerset and had a stroke of luck on the Cash Lines National Lottery Scratchcard.
She purchased one for herself and her husband to celebrate his birthday when they hit the jackpot.
Recalling the moment she won the huge prize, Kirsty said: “I honestly can’t believe how lucky we’ve been. We were a little bit short of money, so I intended on buying Robert a scratchcard for his birthday until I got paid again.
“I bought us both one and took it home. His scratchcard wasn’t a winner, but mine was!”