As the legal fight over who is the true winner of the $2.04 billion Powerball ticket continues, it has been reported that the attorney for Powerball winner Edwin Castro has seen video showing his client purchasing the winning ticket.
Castro purchased the ticket in November of last year and went on to win the enormous sum of money. However, months later, Jose Rivera came forward to state in a lawsuit that he really bought the highly valued ticket from a California store before Urachi “Reggie” Romero, his landlord, stole it and Castro ended up with it.
Although it appears that the ticket was purchased at Joe’s Service Centre in Altadena, California, the California State Lottery Commission has not made the footage public.
However, in a statement to the US Sun on Monday, Castro’s attorney David De Paoli claimed to have seen the much-desired video, which purports to show his 31-year-old client purchasing the ticket.
The lawyer stated, “I have personally seen the CCTV film, and it is very apparent. “Without hesitation, Edwin Castro bought the winning Powerball ticket.”
The Post sent a remark, but De Paoli did not get back to it right away.
His remarks follow the US Sun’s earlier this month revelation that Rivera was accused of fabricating a police report and submitting it to Pasadena police regarding the incident. According to the site, authorities thought Rivera was squandering their time by making a baseless allegation regarding the ticket that preceded the charge.
Rivera’s attorneys had earlier refuted any misconduct before the accusation was brought.
Castro is the legitimate winner, according to the state lottery commission, but the legal lawsuit is still pending.
Spokesman Carolyn Becker has previously stated in a statement that “the California Lottery has the utmost confidence in its process for doing so when it comes to the vetting process for big winners.”
“Edwin Castro is the legitimate winner of the $2.04 billion prize from the Powerball drawing in November 2022,” the California Lottery continues to believe.
In February, the organisation declared Castro the winner of the prize money and chose to accept a $997.6 million lump sum payment.
After the announcement, Rivera filed a lawsuit against Romero, Castro, and the lottery commission. According to the US Sun, the case has been postponed until February of next year.
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