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This man is as good as his word.


In 1992, friends Tom Cook and Joseph Feeney promised each other theyd split their winnings should either ever win the Powerball jackpot. As the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million a slimmer likelihood than getting struck by lightning or finding a pearl in an oyster shell the western Wisconsin men hardly expected to ever get the opportunity to make good on their word.


So when Cook recently rang Feeney to say hed bought the winning ticket for the $22 million jackpot and was fulfilling the commitment of their handshake nearly three decades prior, Feeney could hardly believe it.


He called me, and I said, Are you jerking my bobber? Feeney, an avid fisherman, responded when Cook told him the good news.


Cook bought his winning ticket at a Synergy Coop in Menomonie, and plans to retire with the money. Feeney was already retired.


The men chose to take their winnings as a roughly $16.7 million cash payment almost $5.7 million each after taxes. Neither has big plans for the money, and plan to use it for travel and to give themselves more time with their families.


We can pursue what we feel comfortable with. I cant think of a better way to retire, said Cook.


Source: https://nypost.com

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Friends share $22-million Powerball win, keeping old promise

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This man is as good as his word.


In 1992, friends Tom Cook and Joseph Feeney promised each other theyd split their winnings should either ever win the Powerball jackpot. As the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million a slimmer likelihood than getting struck by lightning or finding a pearl in an oyster shell the western Wisconsin men hardly expected to ever get the opportunity to make good on their word.


So when Cook recently rang Feeney to say hed bought the winning ticket for the $22 million jackpot and was fulfilling the commitment of their handshake nearly three decades prior, Feeney could hardly believe it.


He called me, and I said, Are you jerking my bobber? Feeney, an avid fisherman, responded when Cook told him the good news.


Cook bought his winning ticket at a Synergy Coop in Menomonie, and plans to retire with the money. Feeney was already retired.


The men chose to take their winnings as a roughly $16.7 million cash payment almost $5.7 million each after taxes. Neither has big plans for the money, and plan to use it for travel and to give themselves more time with their families.


We can pursue what we feel comfortable with. I cant think of a better way to retire, said Cook.


Source: https://nypost.com

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