Edwin Castro, the $2.04 billion Powerball lottery winner, has purchased a luxurious, newly built mansion for $22.5 million in the Hollywood Hills, The Dirt reports.
Less than 30 days after buying the fortuitous ticket from a Mobil gas station — netting him an earth-shattering lump sum of $997.6 million before taxes — Castro is now neighbor to some of Los Angeles’ biggest stars, including Ariana Grande, Jimmy Kimmel and Dakota Johnson.
The 13,578-square-foot, three-story contemporary is built into a nearly sheer cliff with stellar views of the valley. It boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms, two garages that can house seven cars, an infinity pool, cold-plunge pool, outdoor kitchen, sauna, wine cellar and movie theater.
Built by well-known developer Roman James in 2022, the main level of the “sexed-up contemporary” has a “vast central living area anchored on opposite ends by a giant fireplace and black granite-countertop kitchen.”
Walls of glass showcase “jetliner vistas” of the entire LA skyline, including the Pacific and Catalina Island. Finally, a rooftop deck distinguishes the “unapologetically austere” mansion.
Little is known about Castro, who declined to appear at the press conference announcing his win, other than he is reportedly in his early 30s and that he was able to get the nearly $30 million asking price for the mansion down by $8 million.
The $22.5 million Castro paid for keys to the trophy house is less than 3% of his winnings.
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