Powerball Trio Vows To Give Back

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:49am

Three Connecticut businessmen say large portion of their jackpot will go to charity.

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 November 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 one 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.

"It feels good," Skidmore said.

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

Shippan Point BP in Stamford sold the winning ticket and will receive $100,000.

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.

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