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.

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

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.

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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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