Powerball Winner Purchases LA Mansion Worth $25.5 Million


A month after claiming the massive and record-breaking $2 billion prize in the Powerball Lottery drawing, the California player has purchased a mansion.

The purchase

Edwin Castro, the winner of the huge prize, will now be the neighbor of names like Jimmy Kimmel, Dakota Johnson and Ariana Grande.

This is due to the fact that he bought a mansion worth $25.5 million in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Castro had bought the lucky ticket that landed him the $2.04 billion prize in the Powerball drawing in late November from a gas station in Altadena, California.

Just 30 days after he came forward to claim the staggering prize, the winner has bought the three-story mansion.

He had opted to claim his winnings as a lump sum, which means he received a total of $997.6 million before taxes.

The residence is spread across 13,578 square foot and originally had a value of $30 million. It comes equipped with an infinity pool, a full outdoor kitchen, wine cellar, movie theater and a rooftop deck.

There are also five bedrooms as well as bathrooms and two powder rooms that make up the impressive mansion.

There are also two separate garages that can be found in Castro’s new home and they can be used for keeping seven cars, while additional vehicles can also be stored in a motor court.

The winner

While details of the mansion are available, not a lot is known about Castro himself. According to reports, the winner is in his early 30s.

The longtime Pasadena local as well as surrounding neighborhoods had admitted previously that he had gotten his education through the public education system in California.

Even though the winner has opted to stay out of the limelight and did not make an appearance at the press conference that made the announcement, he has found himself embroiled in controversy.

The controversy

He has been sued by another California man who claims that he had purchased the winning ticket and Castro just stole it from him.

California’s state lottery said in response to the allegations that Castro was the winner of the Powerball draw in November.

The statement said that California Lottery has a strict vetting process when it comes to big winners and they are confidence about it.

It said that they were sure that Edward Castro was the winner of the prize. It further added that it did not have the authority of investigating any criminal activity carried out by its players.

It added that local law enforcement would be responsible for such an investigation and if they do so, the California Lottery would be ready to provide any assistance necessary.

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