EDWIN Castro’s life changed after he won a $2billion Powerball prize.
He has since splurged on several luxuries, including a $25million home near Ariana Grande and Jimmy Kimmel.
Who is lottery winner Edwin Castro?
Edwin Castro is a California man who made headlines in 2022 after he won $2billion playing the Powerball lottery.
He grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, according to TMZ.
During his youth, he was a member of the boy scouts, later reaching Eagle Scout status, and also played football and baseball.
Sources told TMZ that after high school, he attended Woodbury University in Burbank, where he studied architecture.
At this time, additional information on Castro’s personal life is unclear.
Is Edwin Castro being sued?
Since winning millions Castro has stayed out of the spotlight, however, he made headlines in May 2023 after it was revealed that he was served legal papers at his $25million home.
The legal papers were from a lawsuit that claimed Carsto stole the winning Powerball ticket.
The suit was first filed in February in Alhambra Superior Court by Jose Rivera, who claimed that he purchased the ticket at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena the day before the November 8, 2022, drawing.
On May 26, Castro’s attorney, David De Paoli, filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that Rivera lied and served the papers to the wrong man.
Instead of serving papers to Castro, Paoli asserted that they were served to his father, Edwin H. Castro.
When approached by The U.S. Sun, Castro refused to comment on the lawsuit or his historic win.
When contacted by The U.S. Sun about the mix-up, Carolyn Becker from the California Lottery Commission said: “California Lottery remains confident that Edwin Castro is the rightful winner of the $2.04 billion prize stemming from the Powerball drawing in November of 2022.”
How much money did Edwin Castro take home?
While Castro might’ve won a $2billion prize, that is not the number he deposited in his bank account.
He decided to take a lump sum payment, which was a staggering $997.6million after taxes.
Castro wasted no time spending his newfound millions, splurging $25million on a lavish 13,578-square-foot property in the Hollywood Hills.
The home has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a gym, a wine cellar, and a “Batcave-style” entrance.
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