Powerball Jackpot Winners Finally Claim $528 Million Prize

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SACRAMENTO — After more than six months, the couple who bought a winning Powerball ticket in Chino Hills is finally coming forward.

Marvin and Mae Acosta remained anonymous after buying one of three winning Powerball tickets for a jackpot of nearly $1.6 billion on January 13… until now.

The Acostas’ share of the winnings is about $528.8 million.

California Lottery Director Hugo Lopez said the couple did what they advise all their winners do — read the Winner’s Handbook and assemble a team of legal and financial advisers to help them adjust to their new life.

The Acostas provided this statement just before requesting the media not release photos or additional information about them or their situation:

“We are thankful and blessed for the rare gift that has been placed in our care. We have engaged a team of advisors to educate and guide us through this process so that we can be good stewards of these new resources. While many decisions are still to be made, we have committed nearly all of this new resource to a Trust and to charities that are important to us. While we are very grateful for the wonderful wishes and encouragement we’ve received, it is not our intention to become public figures, and we ask for and appreciate privacy going forward. Thank you.”

— Brookelynn Graditi filed this report

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