The Latino man who won the biggest lottery prize in US history ($2.04 billion) has already made a major purchase: a $25.5 million mansion in the Hollywood Hills, according to real estate publication Dirt.
Edwin Castro’s mansion, located in Los Angeles (California) has a huge swimming pool, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a games room, a wine cellar, a cinema room, a bar, a gym and a sauna, as reported by the Los Angeles Times newspaper. The three-story house (plus roof) measures 15,000 square feet, on a 0.58-acre (2,347-square-meter) parcel.
The main room is on the third floor and has a balcony. The glass walls open to the rear, where the pool, spa and an outdoor kitchen are located, added the aforementioned medium.
The new owner will have singer Ariana Grande, actress Dakota Johnson or presenter Jimmy Kimmel as neighbors, according to the local NBC News station in Los Angeles.
Castro bought the mansion under a limited liability company, records consulted by the Los Angeles Times show. By opting for a one-time payment of $997.6 million, this purchase represents about 2.6% of your earnings.
This is the most expensive sale in the Hollywood Hills so far this year and one of the highest in the neighborhood’s history, the outlet added.
The house was built last year by luxury developer Roman James Design, and the new owner got a small discount (it sold for $29.95 million last summer).
A few weeks ago, another Latino from California filed a lawsuit claiming to be the rightful winner, claiming that the lucky ticket was stolen. The plaintiff was identified as José Rivera, who claimed that he purchased his Powerball ticket on November 7 at Joe’s Service Center store in Altadena, the place where the winning ticket was sold.
That same day, according to the lawsuit, a person identified as “Reggie” stole the ticket that would be revealed the next day as the winner of the Powerball. The lawsuit alleges that Rivera tried to get it back, but “Reggie” refused to return it. On February 14, 2022, the Powerball officially announced that a man identified as Edwin Castro was the winner of the historic prize.