Who is Edwin Castro? Man who won $2.04 Billion Powerball Jackpot in the USCalifornia Lottery officials announced the Powerball jackpot winner and stated that the biggest lottery in the history of the world is won by a man named Edwin Castro Author : Ujjwal Samrat
When God smiles and fortune turns, one can never expect what or how much good destiny will bring. A similar kind of incident has been reported in the United States of America. A few days back, the sole winner of November's record $2.04 billion (Rs 16,590 crore) lottery - the largest in US history - was announced. During a press conference on Tuesday, California Lottery officials announced the Powerball jackpot winner and stated that the biggest lottery in the history of the world is won by a man named Edwin Castro. Powerball jackpot winner Edwin Castro reportedly pted for the lump sum payout of $997.6 million. Apart from his name, no other details were revealed at the press conference. US media reports suggest that Castro purchased the winning ticket in early November in Altadena, California, matching all six numbers in the drawing. However, despite of the fact that no more information has been revealed, netizens on social media and Google started to dig about the Powerball Jackpot winner and looked for the answer of Who is Edwin Castro.
Who is Edwin Castro?
In netizens' quest for Edwin Castro, many believed that it is none other than FIFA streamer Castro1021 has won the jackpot. Castro1021 shared a 10-second video of an individual telling people not to message him because they won't get a response. "I just want to say, anyone that's got my number, please delete it. I have no time for you anymore. Please, don't message me because you won't get a reply. Life's changed now. Yeah? Love." After sharing a clip from a news report earlier today, the popular FIFA content creator confirmed that he was not the "Edwin Castro" who won the $2 billion jackpot lottery. His tweet read: "They forgot to add when I said I am bidding on Manchester United." Castro1021 is a well-known Twitch streamer best known for hosting FIFA-related broadcasts. He has been livestreaming on the platform since 2016 and has since gone on to amass 3,682,309 followers.
Now, the question arises, who is Edwin Castro? Well, even True Scoop News cannot reveal about his whereabouts. As per reports, Edwin Castro was not present during the event. Under California rules, the name of the winner must be disclosed but no other information, including the winner’s address, has to be be made public. The loterry officials stated that Castro would like to remain largely private and that he declined an invitation from lottery officials to attend the press conference. 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. The education system will receive over $150 million as a result of the win."
USA's Powerball Jackpot
The Powerball jackpot, announced in November last year, was the biggest ever amassed, surpassing the $1.6 billion prize which went unclaimed. After the winning ticket was announced, the service centre that sold the golden ticket received a Powerball bonus of $1 million.