edwin castroThe recent winner of the $2.04 billion Powerball prize grew up in Los Angeles and was once a prominent Boy Scout and high school athlete … TMZ has learned.
Our sources tell us that Edwin, 30, rose to Eagle Scout during his time in the Scouts, and he attended Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, CA… not far from Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, where he Bought a winning lottery ticket.
In addition to being a Boy Scout, we’re told Edwin played football and baseball in high school… Our sources say he grew up in a “healthy family” that took frequent fishing trips.
Our sources say Edwin, who studied architecture at Woodbury University in Burbank, is a quiet man with a kind heart.
Since becoming rich, Edwin has already used some of his new money To buy A $25.5 million luxurious pad in the Hollywood Hills… a month after claiming his lump sum payment of $997,600,000 before taxes.
Edwin’s new crib has all the bells and whistles including a home gym, garage parking for seven cars and a motor court… and we’re told he has a passion for classic cars and fitness.
As we mentioned, Edwin was being sued A man claiming the winning lotto ticket was actually stolen claimed Edwin was involved in the alleged theft… but the lottery says they’re pretty confident Edwin is the rightful winner.
A source told us, “Winning the Lotto couldn’t have happened to a better person.”
Good luck, Edwin.