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Connecticut Man Claims He Lost Winning $254 Million Lottery Ticket (VIDEO)

11/06/2011 01:27 pm ET | Updated Jan 06, 2012

If he's telling the truth, he's definitely kicking himself right now.

A Connecticut man claims he bought the winning $254 million Powerball lottery ticket with all six winning numbers -- 12, 14, 34, 39, 46, and 36 -- and lost it.

The man, whose name has not been released but is said to work as a sanitation worker, says he bought the ticket at Belltown Superette in Stamford.

The store's owner Suni Patel told reporters the man came back to her store claiming she had sold him the winning ticket but he had lost it. The lottery was held back in September and officials confirm the winning ticket was sold in Fairfield County.

According to ABC News the man must produce the ticket or some sort of proof that he actually bought it in order to get the money. If he's not the winner, it's possible that the winner doesn't even know they won, as tens of thousands of Connecticut homes have been with out power for a week, due to the snowstorm just before Halloween.

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