Numbers 30:2: If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
This was exactly what happened when several years ago, Thomas Cook and Joseph Feeney made a pact: if either of them ever won the lottery, they’d split the winnings.
Now 28 years later, Cook kept his word after he won a whopping $22 million playing the Powerball. True to his word, The Elk Mound, Wisconsin man reached out to his old fishing buddy Feeney.
The two friends had been buying tickets every week and were stunned their luck finally came around.
After reality set in, Cook quit his job and is enjoying retired life alongside Feeney, a retired firefighter. They chose the cash option of $16.7 million, which means each of them got $5.7 million after taxes.
The longtime friends and their wives took a road trip some time ago, and they plan to do it again albeit in more stylish wheels than the previous Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible.