Long-time friends Joe Feeney and Tom Cook made a pact in 1992 – sealed with a handshake – that if one of them won the US Powerball lottery they would share it.
Nearly 30 years later the numbers came up for Tom – and he honoured the deal.
Joe said he was stunned when his friend called to say they were sharing the $22m (£17m) jackpot.
“He called me and I said, ‘are you jerking my bobber?'” said the keen fisherman.
The two men live in the Menomonie area of the US state of Wisconsin.
“Congratulations to Tom, Joe, and their