Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A policeman who promised a waitress half his lottery winnings kept his word after the numbers they chose together were selected.

Robert Cunningham, a 30-year-old detective, was a regular customer at Sal's Pizzeria in Yonkers, New York. One Friday evening in 1984 he made an offer to his favorite waitress, Phyllis Penzo � they would each select three numbers, which he would use to purchase a lottery ticket across the street. Cunningham jokingly said that they would split the ticket 50/50.

The following night Penzo had completely forgotten about the purchase, when Cunningham burst through the door...clutching the WINNING lottery ticket! The policeman was true to his word and gave half of the $6 million prize to the waitress. For more on this story, we recommend viewing the 1994 Nicolas Cage film

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