The person who won the largest lottery prize ever has recently added a stunning $47 million mansion to his growing collection of real estate holdings in Los Angeles, California.
Edwin Castro, at the age of 31, struck it rich when he won an astounding $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot in November 2022. Opting for the $997.6 million cash payout in February 2023, after the obligatory federal tax deductions, he walked away with an impressive $628.5 million.
Soon after claiming his prize, Castro acquired a $25.5 million home in the scenic Hollywood Hills, rubbing shoulders with neighbors like Ariana Grande, Dakota Johnson, and Jimmy Kimmel. He also invested in a $4 million Japanese-inspired residence in Altadena, California, which holds sentimental value as it’s close to the Mobil gas station where he purchased his life-changing Powerball ticket.
More recently, Castro made headlines by purchasing a lavish $47 million mansion from renowned real estate agent Mauricio Umansky. This opulent residence boasts seven bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a serene koi pond, and an expansive infinity pool. Perched atop a hill, it offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Los Angeles.
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Inside the mansion, one can find luxurious amenities, including DJ turntables for music enthusiasts, a dedicated champagne room for celebrations, a glass walkway for a touch of modern elegance, a well-stocked wine cellar, and a home theater for cinematic experiences. The bedrooms are equally impressive, featuring spacious walk-in closets, oversized bathtubs for relaxation, and comfortable sitting areas.
Castro’s newfound wealth didn’t stop at real estate. Reports indicate that he’s been cruising around in a vintage Porsche 911, showcasing his love for classic cars.
For those who dream of following in Castro’s footsteps, it’s worth noting that the next Powerball jackpot is set for Wednesday, September 13th, with a staggering prize pool of $550 million up for grabs. Tickets are priced at just $2 each and are available in 45 U.S. states, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings occur every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11 p.m. ET.
When we look at the biggest lottery prizes in U.S. history, Castro’s windfall tops the list at $2.04 billion, which he won in California on November 7, 2022. Other notable jackpot wins include the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot on January 13, 2016, split among three winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee, and the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot on October 23, 2018, claimed by a fortunate individual in South Carolina. More recently, in January 2023, another Mega Millions jackpot of $1.348 billion went to a lucky winner in Maine. These life-altering sums continue to capture the imagination of lottery enthusiasts across the country.