Greenwich Hedge Fund Managers Come Forward To Claim $254 Million Powerball Jackpot

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Oh the irony.

It may have taken three weeks but the winners of the largest lottery jackpot in Connecticut history have finally come forward.

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Gregg Skidmore, Brandon Lacoff and Tim Davidson revealed themselves as the winners Monday at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters. The three are from the Greenwich area and are taking the after-tax lump sum of nearly $104 million in cash. They say a significant portion will go to charity.

Davidson bought the winning quick pick $254 million ticket at the Shippan Point Getty station on Nov. 2 in Stamford.It was the only ticket he bought.

The winning numbers were 12-14-34-39-46, Powerball 36.

Skidmore says: “It feels good.”

The three men work as asset managers at a small firm called Bell Asset Management. They plan to form a new asset management company with their new windfall. According to their company website, Bell Asset Management is a well-capitalised and profitable business with diverse revenue streams. In total, we have over $3 billion in funds under management / administration.

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.”

The jackpot is the 12th largest in Powerball history.

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  • Harold Teague

    Leave GOD out of it. It’s a little thing called luck. Play backgammon and you will accept that; shows no favorites, poor, rich, medium, don’t matter. Bought one ticket??? My GOD! I remember buying 5000 tickets in a big powerball several years ago and didn’t even hit a 3$ win. That’s life. Ain’t it wonderful??!!

  • mj

    of course they are going to form a new company …. how can they be expected to live on 35 mil in cash each ?

  • Bennie Wright

    The rich as well as the poor should be blessed. It is not a crime to be rich; these men probably worked hard to be where they are; a lot of poor people could have more than what they have if they took time to manage, get educated, and trust God for what they ask for. God loves all of us and I am overjoyed that these people won and are willing to share with charaties. It is good to be blessed by the most powerful creater in the entire world (God). How great the Lord is; He has all powere of heaven and earth in the tip of His fingers. It is good to honor His name and bad to dishonor it. I have read a lot of comments from people about these men winnings. The best advice I can give anyone is to Honor God’s name.

    • doc in NJ

      well said.

      My wife is a director of credit risk for a world-wide bank, and her salary is up there by any standards. BUT…. she has attained an MBA, her CFA (which is as difficult as the med boards exam) and worked her way up the ladder by HARD WORK and LONG hours.Yrs ago, her world travel schedule was so acute that we would talk by phone regularly at all hours just to deal with mundane household decisions that other folks could do via pillow talk. Some weeks it was torture to have my wife away for 2 weeks at a time, only to hear her tell me on pickup at the airport from China that she has to be in London in 2 days.

      She’s been to all 4 corners of the world and never seen any tourist spots – it’s plane, meeting, hotel, plane, home. In some cases, no hotel.

      If you take her and my weekly hours and divide it by our salaries it would be FAR LESS than anyone would think.

      • RI Susan

        what a terrible way to live. I pity you.

  • Bman

    They should be disqulified for being rich already! LOL!

    • BiteMeLibs

      I’d be jealous if they weren’t so rich already. Suck on that Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and OWS. I hear rain is forecast for tomorrow. As long as OWS doesn’t win, it’s a win!

  • Brooklyn McDirtyshoes

    You’ve gotta be effing kidding me. Good for them.

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