Edwin Castro, the winner of November’s record-high $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot, obviously has a lot to celebrate … but wait until you see the home he purchased with just a fraction of his winnings.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the Powerball winner-turned-instant billionaire just dropped more than $25 million of his winnings on a Hollywood Hills mansion.
The three-story home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a game room, wine cellar and movie theater.
Castro bought the winning ticket at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena.
He declined an invitation from state officials to speak to reporters the day the California Lottery announced his winnings. Instead, he sent a written statement that said he was “shocked and ecstatic” to have won the lottery. State officials said Castro chose the lump sum of $997.6 million.
However, a man named Jose Rivera claimed last month that the record-setting jackpot ticket was stolen from him. He’s now attempting to sue Castro, according to the report.