Three childhood friends will be splitting a $1 million lottery ticket.
It isn’t uncommon for people to split their lottery winnings but usually the folks sharing in the pot all paid for a portion of the ticket. In this case, the only thing holding the three winners together is a childhood pact.
Kenneth Wilson bought a winning ticket at a grocery store in Twiggs County, Georgia, and he’ll be splitting the lottery winnings with his two friends James Scoles and Sanford Watson.
Wilson said: “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 said he was shocked when he won the lottery. Scoles, however, said that he had a feeling that something good was coming his way. Scoles, who lives in North Pole, Alaska, said that he went out for Chinese the day before he got the call from Wilson and had a fortune cookie tell him that he was going to win the lottery.
Scoles said: “It said, ‘You’re going to win the lottery.'”
So what are the three friends going to do with their share of $1 million? Wilson said that he was going to pay off some bills while Scoles said that he plans on buying a “Georgia honey baked ham, and a smoked turkey, and some good barbecue sauce.”
What do you think of these three friends splitting the lottery? Would you honor a verbal agreement with your childhood friends?