Tom Cook and Joseph Feeney established a pact in 1992 that if one of them won the Powerball lottery, they would share the prize equally. The two pals shook their heads, and that was the end of it. Tom Cook bought the $22 million lottery ticket in 2020 and immediately knew what he had to do.
Tom called his friend Joseph and informed him that he intended to keep their agreement. “He called me, and I said, ‘are you jerking my bobber?'” said Joseph, a fishing enthusiast.
After winning the lotto, Tom decided to retire. Joseph has been retired for a number of years. The two pals chose the cash option, which means they would share $16.7 million equally. Tom stated that he didn’t even hesitate when he found out he had won. “A handshake is a handshake, man.”
Both men are looking forward to a comfortable retirement, but neither has large financial goals. They both want to travel a little more, and they want to keep playing the lotto.