Edwin Castro is a lucky man. In November 2022 he won 2.04 billion from Powerball, the biggest prize in the history of the United States lottery, which allowed this mechanic to become one of the richest people in the world overnight. Proof of his great wealth is that he bought luxury mansions in his native California.
Although the jackpot was 2.04 billion dollars, the lottery gave Edwin Castro a total of US997.6 million dollars, because he chose to collect the prize in one payment, instead of 29 annual payments. Americans, of Hispanic origin, ultimately saved US $ 628.5 million after paying taxes.
Castro received his prize in February 2023 and although Latino José Rivera admitted that he was the real owner of the winning ticket and brought the case to court, that was not an obstacle for the scout to continue spending real estate and other luxuries, such as a $250,000 Porsche.
HOW MANY HOUSES HAS EDWIN CASTRO PURCHASED SINCE HE WON THE POWERBALL JACKPOT?
Since he received the lottery prize in February 2023, Edwin Castro, 31, has bought a total of two mansions and a house. All have luxuries and are located in their native state of California. The value of the three houses is estimated at US$76.5 million, reports The New York Post.
House 1: Bel Air
Price: US$47 million
It is located in a $47 million complex in Bel Air, California. It has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and an infinity pool with a panoramic view of Los Angeles, the Daily Mail reported. The 31-year-old’s newest home also has a DJ turntable, a champagne tasting room, a suspended glass walkway, a winery and a theater. There are dressing and sitting areas in the bedrooms, and a large koi pond in the entrance area. The whole house is equipped for entertainment and even those who bathe in the pool can feel the rhythm, making it the perfect place for a party. The house is even complete with a bar area, a glass-walled wine cellar, and a large home theater and screening room. The bedrooms have walk-in closets, sitting areas called “relaxation suites” and large bathtubs – the pinnacle of luxury.
House 2: Altadena
Price: US$4 million
Edwin Castro bought his second home in his hometown of Altadena, near where he claims to have bought his Powerball ticket that made him a multimillionaire. It was built in 1953 and cost US$4 million. Offers unobstructed views of the San Gabriel Mountains. It is Japanese in style, has five bedrooms and the same number of bathrooms. Its living room is equipped with a fireplace and an art studio. As if this was not enough, there is a large patio with a pond and a salt water pool, something that is not very common. The house has a wide terrace and a solar light panel.
Home 1: Hollywood Hills
Price: US$25.5 million
The first property that Edwin Castro bought was worth $25.5 million. It is located in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, and it has movies, music and television as neighbors. It has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread over 13,500 square feet.
It is built on the side of a cliff, has three floors, has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms, a main room with a giant fireplace, a large kitchen, glass walls, a terrace with has a roof terrace and more. , published by Dirt.
It also features an infinity pool, a wine cellar, a movie theater, sauna, a double staircase, a gym, a spa and two fire pits, The Post reported in March. . It also has two garages with a capacity of six cars each.