CHINO HILLS (CBSLA.com) — The winners of the largest lottery prize in California history came forward Tuesday after a little more than six months to claim their prize worth $528.8 million.
Marvin and Mae Acosta, whose city of residence was not released, purchased their winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills. Their ticket was one of three sold across the country that matched all six winning numbers – 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball number 10.
The couple, who have opted to take the cash option amount of $327.8 million before federal taxes, have declined all requests for media interviews and did not wish to have any more information or any photos released, California Lottery officials said. The couple did release a statement that said:
“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.”