EXCLUSIVE: Fresh Billionaire of Bel Air! Lottery winner Edwin Castro splashes out on two new vintage Porsches – Daily Mail

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  • 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. 

The vintage cars were brought to Castro's Bel Air mansion where he got to inspect the vehicles

Castro is adding to his growing collection of cars. From left, a Ram 1500 TRX, two black Volkswagen Karmann Ghias, and his two latest purchases, a green 1970s Porsche 911 SC and black 1980s 911. A third, red Karmann Ghia can be seen in the garage

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.

In July, Castro was seen in a 1980s Porsche G series 911 valued at $250,000

In September he was seen driving away from a bank in a vintage Porsche 911

The sports cars are just one of his lavish purchases after his new found wealth

Castro indicated to the dealer that he wanted to keep the cars after they were brought round

Castro looked relaxed in an unironed t-shirt, baggy navy shorts and brown sandals

Castro knows his cars and inspected the bodywork particularly closely

Castro appeared to be in his element as he conducted a walk around of both vehicles

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. 

The lucky California native, has added these two vintage Porsches to his already massive collection of vintage cars

Castro could be seen sharing a laugh with the car dealers who brough the vintage vehicles over to his home

In September, Castro added this property to his real-estate portfolio

The property is nestled in the hills of Bel Air providing ample privacy

Castro's newest Bel Air home has plenty of glass meaning views of Los Angeles are unparalleled

Castro also bought this $25million home just 20 miles from his $4million property in California

The sprawling 13,578-square-foot hillside home which comes complete with a full outdoor kitchen, gym, wine cellar and infinity pool

Another of Castro's new homes is a $4million mansion, also in the Los Angeles area

The five bedroom, five bathroom, 4,300 square foot house is in Altadena, California, close to where Castro grew up

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.

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

Joe's Service Center in Altadena, California, where the ticket was purchased last November

California Lottery Director Alva Johnson announces that Edwin Castro won November's record-high $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot in February

Last month it was revealed that Rivera may now face charges of filing a false police report.

Police and California Lottery investigators have tried to find out if a supposed crime took place, but now believe Rivera has lied about his claim.

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.’

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