Rich Powerball Winners Might Be Hiding Real Winner
But their trust insists there's no anonymous partner
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 30, 2011 12:12 PM CST
Wealth managers Tim Davidson, second left, Greg Skidmore, center, and Brandon Lacoff, second right, pose Monday, Nov. 28. 2011 with a ceremonial check after claiming a $254 million Powerball jackpot.   (AP Photo/Connecticut Lottery, HO)

(Newser) – Rumors are swirling that the three wealthy money managers who claimed Connecticut’s biggest Powerball jackpot ever may not have actually bought the ticket. A neighbor of one of the three tells the New York Times that the trio claimed the money on behalf of another person. Tom Gladstone, a friend of co-winner Brandon Lacoff, told several media outlets the same story. The trust, he told the Daily Mail was set up so “that the real winner wouldn’t get hassled."

The Putnam Avenue Family Trust hired a PR firm to deal with the rumors yesterday, and that firm told the Times in no uncertain terms that “There are a total of three trustees and there is no anonymous fourth participant.” But that didn’t stop Daily Intel from speculating as to who the third participant could be. They suspect it’s either a Thomas Pynchon-style recluse, or a stat whiz who hacked the lotto. Their last theory? “Barack Obama. This is his plan to solve the debt crisis.”

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Lewdac
Nov 30, 2011 9:16 PM CST
I thought this as soon as I read 'they" only bought one ticket. I mean did these three guys all pitch in 33.33 cents a piece.
Kenja
Nov 30, 2011 4:25 PM CST
Odds are it's a friend of theirs that's a deadbeat dad.
pg13
Nov 30, 2011 1:29 PM CST
The mystery winner? I bet it's a married guy who is filing for divorce right now.