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Friends share Powerball jackpot win, keeping 1992 promise

In this file photo, a customer is handed a Powerball ticket in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

MENOMONIE, WIS. — A western Wisconsin man will share his millions in lottery winnings with a longtime friend because of a promise they made to each other nearly three decades ago.

Friends Tom Cook and Joseph Feeney shook hands in 1992 and promised that if either one of them ever won the Powerball jackpot, they would split the money. That promise came to fruition last month when Cook bought the winning ticket for a US$22 million jackpot at Synergy Coop in Menomonie.

The men chose the cash option of about $16.7 million, leaving each with nearly $5.7 million after taxes are paid.

A western Wisconsin man will share his millions in lottery winnings with a longtime friend because of a promise they made to each other nearly three decades ago.

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Million-Dollar Lottery Ticket Purchased in Lincoln

One lucky Lincoln resident is the winner of a million-dollar Lottery prize. Nebraska Lottery confirmed a ticket sold during Saturday’s 117-million-dollar Powerball draw matched the first five numbers of the winning ticket. Officials said it was bought at the Fast Mart on North 27th Street. Nebraska Lottery says players should check their tickets and report them to Nebraska Lottery to claim their prize.

Iowa Winner Claims Huge Powerball Jackpot

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — A single mother from the small Iowa community of Redfield has claimed her share of a nearly $700 million Powerball prize.

Iowa Lottery officials confirmed Monday that Lerynne (lah-RINN) West was one of two winners of a $688 million jackpot drawn Oct. 27. She’ll share the prize with someone who bought the other winning ticket in New York City.

West opted for the cash option, which will pay her an immediate $198.1 million, minus taxes.

Powerball jackpot grows to $430M; Mega Millions’ $900M lottery drawing set for Friday

Powerball jackpot grows to $430M; Mega Millions’ $900M lottery drawing set for Friday

The line for lottery tickets at your nearby convenience store is about to get even longer.

One night after the largest jackpot in Mega Millions history rolled to Friday, Powerball’s $378 million prize survived to the next drawing, meaning that the United States’ two big lottery games will have a combined $1.3 billion up for grabs at week’s end.

Million Dollar Winner Comes Forward

Omaha’s Robert Abraham cut it close but showed up in time for a million dollar payday.

The winning Powerball ticket, with a $1 million prize, was purchased for the April 18th drawing.

One ticket sold in Nebraska matched all five winning white ball numbers (09, 10, 12, 17, 23). The ticket was sold at the Kwik Shop at 2103 Capehart Road in Bellevue.

Nobody showed up to claim the prize and the ticket was going to expire on Monday, Oct. 15. It had a 180 day shelf life.

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