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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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