Greenwich Trio Wins $254M Powerball Jackpot

The attorney for the winners said a "significant amount" will go to Connecticut charities.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011  |  Updated 7:22 AM EDT
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It took 27 days, but the winners of the biggest lottery jackpot in Connecticut history came forward on Monday, just in time for the holidays.

Three businessmen from Belpointe, a wealth management, real estate and legal company in Greenwich, will be sharing the Nov. 2 Powerball prize of $254.2 million.

Greg Skidmore, Brandon Lacoff and Tim Davidson came forward as trustees for The Putnam Avenue Family Trust -- a group they formed after they learned they had bought the winning ticket.

At least two of the three winners live in Greenwich.

The coworkers will split the twelfth largest pot in Powerball history , taking home a lump sum of $103,581,274 after taxes.

Davidson bought the $1 quick pick ticket. It was the only ticket he bought.

"It feels good," Skidmore said.

The attorney for the winners said a "significant amount" will go to Connecticut charities.

Shippan Point BP on Magee Avenue in Stamford sold the winning ticket.

Ranjit Singh, manager of the Getty station, said lottery officials called the station at about 10:30 a.m. Monday to announce that the winning ticket had been sold there. The station receives $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Singh said he didn't know the winners and doesn't remember selling the winning ticket. Still, he'll take the $100,000 prize for the business and dole out a little extra in bonuses this holiday season.

"We're really happy," Singh said. "Christmas is a little early."

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