Powerball, Power Moves!
winner of $2 Billion California PowerballEdwin Castro recently dropped $25.5 million on a luxurious Hollywood Hills mansion, The Post can confirm.
Castro, who claimed winning ticket Last month alone, $997.6 million opted for the one-time payment, lottery officials said. (He also had the option of accepting payments in an annuity, which would be given in 30 calibrated payments over 29 years.)
And it looks like he wasted no time in putting his new money into some new real estate.
Composed of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the sprawling estate boasts over 13,500 square feet of living space.
Castro got a little leeway at home. It was initially listed for $29.95 million.
Standing behind private gates above the famous Château Marmont, it was built by Roman James Design and comes with all the luxury amenities imaginable.
Amenities rated as an “entertainer’s dream” include a game room, a wine cellar, a movie theater, a bar, and a fitness studio with a hot and cold shower.
Outdoor amenities include an infinity pool, a spa, two fire pits, and a built-in barbecue area.
panoramic view of downtown LA Century City is viewed through a wall of Fleetwood glass doors, the previous listing notes.
Built in 2022, the main room comes with a fireplace, a dining space, and an open kitchen with black granite counters.
A double-height staircase leads to the upper level, which houses the primary suite. Main bedroom has private balcony and spa-like bathroom.
There is also a rooftop deck and a five car showroom.
Stephen Pompepuy and H. Blair Chang of The Agency did the listing with Drew Fenton of Carrollwood Estates. Max Lindenberger of Back Bay Realty Group represented the buyer.
At the time Castro was announced as the winner of the lottery, officials did not provide biographical details, including his age and prior occupation. But Castro made sure to give a written statement to the public.
In his statement, Castro, who did not attend the press conference, said, “As surprised and happy as I am to win the Powerball drawing, the real winner is the California Public School System.” “The mission of the California Lottery, which is to provide supplemental funding for California public education – both public schools and colleges – is a huge win for the state.
The Los Angeles Times was the first to report on the transaction.