Jose Rivera Files A Lawsuit Claiming $2B Powerball Ticket Was Stolen From Him

In a recent development, Jose Rivera, a resident of California, has filed a lawsuit against Edwin Castro, the winner of a $2 billion Powerball ticket. Rivera alleges that he was subjected to blackmail and falsely informed that the ticket was not a winner.

According to court documents, Jose Rivera is claiming ownership of the $2.04 billion jackpot, asserting that he purchased the winning ticket on November 7, 2022, just one day prior to the drawing, at Joe’s Service Station in Altadena.

According to the complaint, a man known as “Reggie,” Urachi F. Romero, reportedly took the ticket and declined to give it back despite Rivera’s appeals. The ticket was allegedly stolen.

According to Rivera, he made multiple requests to “Reggie” to surrender the ticket after the winning numbers were announced.

According to the lawsuit, Rivera was informed by “Reggie” that the ticket was not a winner and that if the ticket was found, they could split the winnings equally. The origin of the ticket found in Castro’s possession remains unclear. In February, the winner revealed himself and took home a lump sum of $997.6 million.

A man who alleges that his lottery ticket was stolen from him has filed a lawsuit against the winner of the record-breaking $2 billion Powerball jackpot.

According to reports, Castro has acquired two California homes worth millions of dollars and a classic Porsche convertible valued at $250,000. According to Rivera, he reported the theft to both the police and the California Lottery and made multiple attempts to inform the agency of his apprehensions.

According to the individual in question, store surveillance footage will serve as evidence in his case. As a result, he has formally requested that the state lottery agency provide him with access to any and all video recordings that depict the purchase of the winning ticket.

According to the California Lottery, they maintain their confidence that Edwin Castro is the legitimate winner. Castro is attempting to eliminate the idea that he was lawfully served with papers pertaining to the lawsuit, adding another peculiar development to an already unusual case.

In a legal mishap, Rivera’s legal team inadvertently filed a lawsuit against and served papers to Castro’s father, who shares the same first and last names as his son but has a distinct middle initial.

According to his motion, the Edwin Castro that was served is not the winner of the Powerball jackpot mentioned in the Complaint.

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