Wealth Investors Win $254M Powerball Jackpot

The check is made out to a family trust.

It took 27 days, but the winners of the biggest lottery jackpot in state 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, of Greenwich, Brandon Lacoff and Tim Davidson came forward as trustees for The Putnam Avenue Family Trust, which they formed after Davidson bought the winning ticket.

Skidmore and at least of the other two men live in Greenwich, one of America's wealthiest towns.

The coworkers will be splitting is the 12th largest in Powerball history and the lump sum, after taxes, is $103,581,274.

Davidson bought the $1 quick pick ticket and 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 and will receive $100,000.

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.

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

However, the owners of the gas station said they are excited to hand out generous christmas bonuses and get big christmas presents for their six children.

Several rumors had been swirling about people who lost winning tickets, but Connecticut Lottery Corporation spokeswoman Linda Tarnowski said no one contacted lottery officials about that.

Before the winner came forward, the lottery put up billboards asking people to check their tickets.

In addition to the billboard campaign, officials used display screens at 2,700 retailers across the state to urge people to check their tickets.

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