Trio who took home Connecticut lotto jackpot in dispute
Could their fairy tale win just be a front?
The three money managers who came forward Monday to claim a $254 million jackpot -- Connecticut's largest-ever Powerball prize -- aren't the true winners, according to various reports Tuesday quoting people who know the men.
"The winner is a client of theirs," Tom Gladstone, a family friend of one of the managers, Brandon Lacoff, told the Daily Mail newspaper of London.
Gladstone said that the actual winner prefers to stay anonymous and not deal with the "hassle" of going public.
The men reportedly set up a trust to represent the actual winner, which is perfectly legit. Connecticut lottery officials released a statement Tuesday that the claim was "in accordance with applicable rules and integrity standards."
The $1 ticket was brought in a Stamford gas station earlier this month, and the trio's good fortune was especially noteworthy because of their financial backgrounds.
There was no comment Tuesday from Lacoff, 36, or his partners, Greg Skidmore, 35, and Tim Davidson, 54, all from Greenwich.