A Mega Millions lottery winner is selling his California mountain estate at a $19 million price cut. Take a look at the massive property, which comes with a 17-seat movie theatre and a buffalo ranch.

Adrian Van Anz and Jason SpethHe bought the house in 2014 for $US5.5 million and expanded the estate to 845 acres.

A lottery winner is selling his massive California mountain estate at more than a $US19 million price cut.

Originally listed for $US26 million in 2018, the Eagle Crest Estate is now up for auction with Concierge Auctions at a minimum price of $US6.9 million, the auction house told Business Insider.

Rick Knudsen won the $US180 million California Mega Millions jackpot in 2014, quit his job, and bought the house – which was still under construction – for $US5.5 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. He went on to buy an adjacent buffalo ranch and another swath of land, piecing together 845 acres in total.

Here’s a look at the massive estate.


A lottery winner is selling his 16,000-square-foot mountain home that sits on 845 acres on Little San Gorgonio Mountain in Oak Glen, California, at a $US19.1 million price cut. Previously listed for $US26 million, it’s now up for auction at a minimum price of $US6.9 million. The Eagle Crest Estate is listed with Craig Strong at Compass.

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

At its previous price, the estate included commercial property in the nearby town of Oak Glen: a steakhouse and saloon that are no longer for sale.

Strong said the reason for the hefty price cut is that “the sellers are motivated to move the property.”

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The owner, Rick Knudsen, won the $US180 million California Mega Millions jackpot in 2014, quit his job, and bought the $US5.5 million home, which wasn’t yet finished and sat on about 50 acres at the time.

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Knudsen went on to spend millions more on an adjacent 155-acre buffalo ranch and another 640-acre piece of land, as well as a steakhouse and saloon in town. It cost him about $US11.5 million total.

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The massive estate sprawls over 845 acres with views spanning from Little San Gorgonio to Mount San Jacinto, the San Gabriel Mountains, Salton Sea, and to Catalina.

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Called Eagle Crest, the mountain estate is the only private property in Southern California that sits at a 9,000-foot elevation.

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The listing calls it “Southern California’s most exclusive and elevated mountain estate.”

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The interior of the home is designed in a rustic mountain style …

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… with stone and wood materials throughout the house.

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An elevator serves three stories of the home.

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A private movie theatre with a George Lucas sound system can seat 17 people …

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… and even comes with a concessions counter.

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There’s also a game room.

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The great room features vaulted ceilings with tall windows, and plenty of comfortable places to sit.

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Several fireplaces are scattered throughout the home, including in the dining room …

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… and other cosy living areas.

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The home has a fully-equipped gym …

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… complete with weight and cardio machines.

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There are five bedrooms total …

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… and 8.5 bathrooms.

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Naturally, the master suite is the most impressive.

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It includes a spacious, luxurious bathroom …

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… and its own deck and Jacuzzi.

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The house also has a sauna.

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A walk-in closet and dressing room also includes a Winchester safe.

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The owner of the house said he’s ready to sell because he’s “a little bit bored” after completing the estate, and ready to move onto another project.

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The Wall Street Journal


Outside, there’s plenty of room for vehicles.

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Attached to the house is a 4,000-square-foot six-bay garage and carport.

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The grounds surrounding the house are fully landscaped.

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There’s plenty of outdoor living space …

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… including a grill area …

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… a fire pit …

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… and an al fresco dining area.

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Another patio has lounge chairs that look out over the mountain landscape.

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The house has its own water source as well as a solar power system.

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The real estate company calls the home “the embodiment of natural luxury.”

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Adjacent to the mountaintop home is a fully-functional buffalo ranch that comes with two barns and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom caretaker’s home.

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About 45 grass- and apple-fed buffalo roam there.

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