The winning did not stop the friendship.
A resident of the U.S. state of Wisconsin Tom cook gave his friend Joe Feeney half of the lottery winnings because of promises 28-year-old.
Old friends Joe Feeney and Tom cook in 1992 made a bet: if one of them wins the Powerball lottery, they will split the winnings in half.
Agreement friends have shook hands.
After almost 30 years, Tom cook won the jackpot of $ 22 million. And he has not forgotten the terms of the bet.
According to Joe Feeney, he was amazed when an old friend suddenly called and said that sharing with him half the jackpot.
The odds of winning the jackpot in Powerball lottery is estimated at approximately one to 292 million.
Tom cook purchased the prize ticket for $ 2 at a local store.
Friends choosing a lump sum in cash, so got about 16.7 million dollars. After Federal and local taxes each of them will receive about 5.7 million dollars.
Tom cook has decided to retire after learning about the win. Joe Feeney is already retired. They both now want to spend more time with their families.
Men live in the city Menomonie in Wisconsin.