Powerball winner buys second luxury home in Los Angeles area
Just days after closing on a Hollywood Hills mansion, the winner of the biggest Powerball jackpot in history has bought another luxury home worth about $4 million.
Earlier this month, Edwin Castro bought the Hollywood Hills luxury complex for $25.5 million. According to Dirt.com, which was the first publication to identify Castro as the mansion’s new owner, Castro apparently wasn’t done shopping.
The man who bought the winning $2 billion lottery ticket from an Altadena gas station decided to buy a new home not far from where his life was changed forever.
As reported by Dirt.com, Castro purchased a 5-bed, 5-bath home located on the 2100 block of Midlothian Drive in Altadena. The real estate listing on Compass.com has the closing date listed as March 9, just eight days after the Hollywood Hills home purchase was completed.
The 4,361-square-foot Japanese-inspired contemporary home was built in 1953 and includes a manicured courtyard and a “private oasis” at the center of the U-shaped property. There is also a salt water pool in the backyard.
One of the bedrooms is currently used as a personal theatre, the listing says, while a second bedroom serves as a studio.
“The kitchen, den, bedrooms and hallway have sliding doors that harmoniously connect the interior space with the exterior courtyard,” the listing says. “Prepare to be stunned as you enter through the large swinging front door, where you are greeted by rich Jatoba hardwood floors. Turning to the right, you enter the dramatic living room with recessed lighting design, floor to ceiling windows that bathe the home in natural light, and look out over the lovely Japanese manicured gardens, which are a theme throughout the home.”
The home is complete with a two-car garage with a solar energy system and charging station for electric cars.
Castro won the largest Powerball jackpot in history in November, and he chose to take the $997.6 million lump sum.
His Hollywood Hills mansion cost him less than 3% of his total winnings, and the $4 million dropped on the Altadena property is less than half a percent of his jackpot payout.
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