- Edwin Castro, 31, who clinched the historic $2 billion Powerball Jackpot, has acquired another two vintage Porsche’s to add to his growing collection of cars
- Last month he bought a Bel Air estate for $47 million with seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a captivating koi pond, and a grand infinity pool
- Castro’s life took a dramatic turn when he purchased the winning ticket from a local gas station last year before claiming a lump sum of $997.6m in February
Edwin Castro, who became an overnight billionaire after winning a record breaking $2B Powerball jackpot is continuing to splash his cash – this time on two vintage Porsches and 3 vintage Volkswagens.
Castro, a California native, has managed to amass quite the collection of cars since he won the record-breaking prize.
He currently owns a white Porsche 911 from the 1980s, a grey Ram 1500 TRX, and three Volkswagen Karmann Ghias, two black and one red.
His latest purchase sees him adding a British racing green 1970s Porsche 911 SC and a black Porsche 1980s 911.
He was seen admiring the two new sets of wheels as he met with the dealers in the driveway of his new home.
Castro’s life changed when he purchased the winning ticket from a local gas station last year.
In February, Castro, 31, came forward to claim the winnings from last November’s $2.04billion drawing, opting to take the lump sum of $997.6 million.
Since then, he has been spotted in various other cars including a Porsche and at three new homes including a $25m house in the Hollywood Hills followed by an even larger $40m mansion in Bel Air.
Another of his new homes is a $4million mansion, also in the Los Angeles area.
If Castro tires of the $4 million estate, he is only around 20 miles from his second California complex, which he bought for one week earlier.
The sprawling 13,500-square-foot hillside estate, comes complete with a full outdoor kitchen, gym, wine cellar and infinity pool.
Castro’s identity was revealed at a press conference that he declined to attend to remain ‘private.’ But California state law requires lottery winners to disclose their full names, whether they want to or not.
The billionaire’s life has been on display as his million-dollar purchases have made headlines.
Castro has been living large since his winnings, now buying three separate California mansions for a total of $76 million. He was also seen driving away from a bank in a vintage Porsche.
His latest home purchase comes with DJ turntables, a champagne tasting room and a suspended glass walkway.
Upon entering the home, the foyer boasts a giant, swimming pool-sized koi pond with glass walls and an infinity pool. The entire house is wired for fun with even those having a dip in the pool able to feel the beat, making it the perfect place for a party.
The home even comes complete with a bar area, a glass-walled wine cellar and huge home theater and screening room.
The bedrooms boast walk-in wardrobes, sitting areas termed ‘relaxation suites’ and large bathtubs – the pinnacle of luxury.
At the time of his win, in a prepared statement Castro said: ‘As much as I am shocked and ecstatic to have won the Powerball drawing, the real winner is the California public school system.’
Public schools in California act as a beneficiary to the state’s lottery.
It means the education system received over $156 million as a result of the record-breaking win.
It hasn’t been completely smooth selling for Castro since his record win. He had faced a lawsuit claiming he is not the rightful owner of the winning ticket.
Jose Rivera reported to the Pasadena Police Department that Castro ‘stole’ the winning ticket from him.
Last month it was revealed that Rivera may now face charges of filing a false police report.
If someone is convicted of filing a false police report in California they can face up to six months in jail, be find up to $1,000, and probation.
The winning ticket – 10, 33, 41, 47, 56, and Powerball 10 – was sold at the Altadena store, which also saw a $1million payout for the historic win.
In an earlier statement California Lottery said: ‘When it comes to the vetting process for big winners, California Lottery has the utmost confidence in its process for doing so.
‘California Lottery remains confident that Edwin Castro is the rightful winner of the $2.04billion prize stemming from the Powerball drawing in November of 2022.’