Greenwich Hedge Fund Powerball Winners Say There’s No ‘Secret Winner’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three Connecticut money managers awarded a $254 million Powerball jackpot say there’s no fourth participant despite a claim they’re covering for a winner who wants to stay anonymous.

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Gregg Skidmore, Brandon Lacoff and Tim Davidson revealed themselves yesterday, claiming to be the winners at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters.

However, a British tabloid published a report that throws that story into doubt. The report cites a friend of one of Lacoff’s who claimed the three represent the actual winner, who hired them to remain anonymous.

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The trio are from the Greenwich area and took the after-tax lump sum of nearly $104 million in cash.

Davidson claimed to have 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.

When they showed up to claim their prize, they weren’t exactly exuberant. Skidmore was the only one who spoke, saying simply “It feels good.”

The three men work as asset managers at a small firm called Bell Asset Management.

Thomas Gladstone says he’s landlord for the men’s company. He said Tuesday that Lacoff told him they’re representing the winner, who wants to remain anonymous.

But a statement from the men’s trust says there are only three trustees and no anonymous fourth participant.

“They have said they are going to give it to charity but they are going to manage the money. They are going to make a donation but they keeping a large proportion of the money and they are going to manage it,” the Mail says Gladstone told them.

“The winner is a client of theirs and their clients are a mixture of larger and smaller investors.”

Ranjit Singh, manager of the Getty station where the winning ticket was sold, said he didn’t know the winners and doesn’t remember selling the winning ticket.

The jackpot was the 12th largest in Powerball history.

What do you make of the report? Sound off in our comments section.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • Orenthal

    This article is nearly incomprehensible.

  • mak

    Who cares who bought the ticket?

    One thing that did come out of this story is don’t trust Tom Gladstone to keep a secret. What a blabbermouth! It’s not his freakin place to run his mouth off about who the true owner of the ticket is.

    What a maroon.

  • dorrie

    Something is fishy don`t you usally pay 2 dollars for a powerball ticket with power play he said he only paid a dollar for the ticket. Just goes to show the rich keep getting richer by cheating. I would like to see them walk a mile in my shoes.

    • Ron Burgandy

      how does one cheat on PowerBall?

    • Deckard

      You,ve been paying too much all this time! LMAO!

  • Kenneth Dawan

    If all three men are happy, then there’s not a foul. Everyone seem to be happy

  • Dektol 72

    The IRS will know who really won ,the person that signed the lottery
    ticket which won all this money is the legal taxpayer for all of this loot.

  • LG

    Would make sense, many winners hire someone to represent them.

  • ericm

    The rumor makes sense. After all, you don’t see any of their wives at the check presentation. Doesn’t that seem weird?

    • Peter

      maybe they are all of each others lovers!!!

  • Emma

    That seems to be a problem between them and the CT lottery. I don’t really care whether wealthy hedge fund managers won or some anonymous wealthy individual who hired hedge fund managers won. Was it really a big revelation that the charity line was just a bone to throw to people who look for feel-good stories from lottery jackpot winners. I suspect this trust they set up will own a lot of property while the winner(s) will own almost none.

    As for the Daily Mail story, it seems as if some long lost friend tried to make contact with someone who just won a lottery jackpot and was told that the winner wasn’t the real winner. Most people would conclude this was a polite way to tell the freeloader to buzz off.

  • Michael H.

    CBS loses legitimacy when they start citing rags like the Daily Mail as a source.

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