When they were kids, Eric Hale told his brother that if and when he ever won the lottery, he'd split it with him.

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Earlier this month, Hale won the lottery and kept the promise . . .

The prize was $1 million dollars. Each brother padded his bank account by about $335,000.

I don't think anyone would've blamed Eric if he'd forgotten about the promise as a child, but it does say a lot about his integrity and character, not to mention his memory.