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N.C. man shares half of $100,000 lottery prize with friend

A pair of North Carolina friends abided by a pact they made several years ago and split the $100,000 prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A pair of North Carolina friends abided by a pact they made several years ago and split the $100,000 prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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May 22 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man kept up his end of a pact made years ago and split his $100,000 prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket with a friend.

Curtis Hudson of Laurinburg told North Carolina Education Lottery officials his first move after winning $100,000 from a $2,000,000 Diamond Deluxe ticket he bought from Carlie C's on South Main Street was to call his friend Walter Bonds.

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"I could hear it in his voice," Bonds recalled.

The men made a lottery agreement years ago.

"We decided if either of us won a big prize we would split it," Bonds said. "And we are both men of our words."

Both men said they frequently buy scratch-off tickets.

"Whatever I feel good about at the time, that's what I buy," Hudson said.

Hudson said he plans to do some home improvement projects with his half of the winnings and Bonds said his will go into savings.

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