A Twiggs County, Georgia resident has split his $1 million (€770 K) lottery prize with two friends over a pact they made when they were younger.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
, the three men agreed to share any large amount of money any of them would win several years ago.
The day that 59-year-old Kenneth Wilson bought a ticket at a local grocery store, his friend James Scoles of Alaska found a message about winning the lottery in a fortune cookie. He and his cousin Sanford Watson will be joining in on Wilson's winnings.
“I was just as tickled for them as I was for myself. We just had a verbal agreement and I felt like that had to be honored,” Wilson tells NBC News
of his generous decision.