Powerball billionaire Edwin Castro flaunted his vintage Porsche as he left a California bank, after spending $29 million on two Los Angeles mansions.
Castro, 30, was seen leaving a Chase bank in Southern California on Wednesday holding up a white envelope as his security guard followed him into his $250,000 white convertible.
He struck it rich overnight in February after coming out as the winner of the record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot in November.
The billionaire wore a long-sleeved Under Armor top, loose black pants and flip-flops as he beamed from ear to ear.
Castro appears to be spending wisely. He recently bought a sprawling $4 million home in Los Angeles and another $25 million property in the Hollywood Hills, where his neighbors will be Ariana Grande and Jimmy Kimmel, just days earlier.
Edwin Castro flaunted his $250k Porsche while leaving the bench on Wednesday. He was seen grinning from ear to ear as he walked out of the bank with a white envelope.
Castro, 30, was seen leaving a Chase bank as his security guard followed him and got into his $250,000 white convertible.
Castro’s life changed when he bought the winning ticket at a local gas station last year.
His identity was revealed at a press conference in February which he refused to attend to remain ‘private’.
But, the lives of billionaires have been on display as their million dollar purchases have made headlines.
Castro’s recent $4 million Japanese-inspired estate is the latest in his property portfolio.
The aesthetically pleasing five-bedroom, five-bathroom home features manicured gardens and a sun-drenched pool that complete the home’s exterior, while the interior is graced with numerous luxury amenities.
His latest purchase comes with his own home theater, private office, and expensive artwork, all sure to get better given Castro’s sizable new bank balance.
The Altadena house is a short drive from where Castro grew up.
If Castro tires of the $4 million property, it’s just 20 miles from his second California compound, which he bought for $25 million just eight days earlier.
The sprawling 13,578 square foot hillside home complete with a full outdoor kitchen, gym, wine cellar, and infinity pool.
The billionaire wore black baggy pants and flip flops: appropriate for the California weather
All smiles: The billionaire jumped into his white vintage car with his bodyguard
Castro seemed to be all smiles with his security guard as they ran off.
Castro struck it rich overnight in February after coming out as the winner of the record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot in November.
Earlier this month, Castro bought a $25 million home in the Hollywood Hills, just outside his hometown of Altadena.
He can be seen outside his home Wednesday standing by boxes while carrying a bag.
Eight days later, he bought a $4 million home in Altadena, adding to his property portfolio.
Castro bought his two houses down the street from his humble one-bedroom house in Altadena
Castro bought the winning lottery ticket at Joe’s Service Center in November. The Altadena store is seen above
After months of anticipation, California Lottery Director Alva Johnson announced that Edwin Castro was the winner of November’s historic jackpot. She opted to take a $997.6 million lump sum payment option
His real estate expansion comes after it was revealed that Castro is being sued by a fellow California resident who alleges he had the winning ticket and it was stolen.
Despite the legal challenge, Castro reportedly finally claimed the $997 million lump sum payment last month after landing the winning ticket in November.
At the moment of the victory, lottery director Alva Johnson said Castro wanted to remain private and had declined an invitation from lottery officials to attend the news conference.
In a prepared statement, Castro said: “Although I am shocked and excited to have won the Powerball drawing, the real winner is the California public school system.”
California public schools act as recipients of the state lottery.
It means that the education system received more than $156 million as a result of the record victory.