Conn. winner of $254M claims Powerball jackpot

By the Associated Press | November 28, 2011 | 12:30 PM EST

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Lottery officials say the Connecticut winner of a $254 million Powerball jackpot has stepped forward.

Officials haven't announced the winner's name yet. They were confirming information Monday but say the jackpot check will be made payable to the Putnam Avenue Family Trust. No information on the trust is immediately available.

Lottery officials say the winning ticket from the Nov. 2 drawing was a $1 quick pick selection bought at the Shippan Point Getty station in Stamford. The winning numbers were 12-14-34-39-46, Powerball 36.

The jackpot is the largest ever in Connecticut and the 12th biggest in Powerball history.

A news conference is planned for later Monday.

The winner can claim a $254 million annuity paid over 29 years or a lump sum of nearly $152 million in cash.