- Edwin Castro, 31, who won the historic $2 billion Powerball Jackpot, has acquired two vintage Porsches to add to his growing car collection.
- Last month, he purchased a Bel Air estate for $47 million, which includes seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a captivating koi pond and a large infinity pool.
- Castro’s life took a dramatic turn when he bought the winning ticket at a local gas station last year before claiming a total of $997.6 million in February.
Edwin Castro, who became a billionaire overnight after winning a record-breaking $2 billion jackpot, continues to spend his money – this time on two vintage Porsches and three vintage Volkswagens.
Castro, a California native, has amassed a large car collection since winning the record prize.
He currently owns a white Porsche 911 from the 1980s, a gray Ram 1500 TRX, and three Volkswagen Karmann Geass, two black and one red.
His most recent purchase has him adding a British green Porsche 911 SC from the 1970s and a black Porsche 911 from the 1980s.
He was seen admiring the two new wheelsets when he met the dealers in the driveway of his new home.
Castro’s life changed when he bought the winning ticket at a local gas station last year.
In February, Castro, 31, came forward to claim the winnings from a $2.04 billion withdrawal last November, opting to take the total amount of $997.6 million.
Since then, he has been spotted in several other cars including a Porsche and in three new homes including a $25 million home in the Hollywood Hills followed by a larger $40 million mansion in Bel Air.
Among his new homes is a $4 million mansion, also located in the Los Angeles area.
If Castro is leasing the $4 million property, it is only about 20 miles from his second compound in California, which he purchased one week ago.
The sprawling 13,500-square-foot hillside estate comes complete with a full outdoor kitchen, gym, wine cellar, and infinity pool.
Castro’s identity was revealed at a press conference, which he declined to attend to remain “private.” But California law requires lottery winners to reveal their full names, whether they want to or not.
The billionaire’s life has been put on display as his multi-million dollar purchases make headlines.
Castro has been living the high life since his victory, having now purchased three separate California mansions for a total of $76 million. He was also seen driving an old Porsche away from a bank.
His latest home purchase comes with DJ turntables, a champagne tasting room, and a suspended glass walkway.
Upon entering the home, the foyer features a giant pool-sized koi pond with glass walls and an infinity pool. The entire house is set up for fun, even those who enjoy swimming in the pool can feel the rhythm, making it the perfect place for parties.
The home comes complete with a wet bar, a glass-walled wine cellar, a huge home theater and a screening room.
The bedrooms feature walk-in closets, seating areas called “relaxation suites,” and large bathtubs — the height of luxury.
At the time of his win, Castro said in a prepared statement: “As shocked and thrilled as I am to have won the Powerball drawing, the real winner is the California public school system.”
California public schools serve as beneficiaries of the state lottery.
This means the education system received more than $156 million as a result of this record win.
It hasn’t been entirely smooth selling for Castro since his record win. He has faced a lawsuit claiming that he is not the rightful owner of the winning ticket.
Jose Rivera reported to the Pasadena Police Department that Castro “stole” the winning ticket from him.
Last month, it was revealed that Rivera may now face charges of filing a false police report.
Police and California Lottery investigators tried to find out if a supposed crime had occurred, but they now believe Rivera lied about his claim.
If someone is convicted of filing a false police report in California, they could face up to six months in prison, be fined up to $1,000, and be placed on probation.
The winning ticket — 10, 33, 41, 47, 56, and Powerball 10 — was sold at the Altadena store, which also saw $1 million paid for the historic win.
In a previous statement, the California Lottery said: “When it comes to the process of vetting major winners, the California Lottery has the utmost confidence in its process to do so.”
“The California Lottery Commission remains confident that Edwin Castro is the rightful winner of the $2.04 billion jackpot resulting from the Powerball drawing in November of 2022.”
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