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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (2024)

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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 $19.1 million price cut. Previously listed for $26 million, it's now up for auction at a minimum price of $6.9 million. The Eagle Crest Estate is listed with Craig Strong at Compass. The owner, Rick Knudsen, won the $180 million California Mega Millions jackpot in 2014, quit his job, and bought the $5.5 million home, which wasn't yet finished and sat on about 50 acres at the time. 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 $11.5 million total. 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. Called Eagle Crest, the mountain estate is the only private property in Southern California that sits at a 9,000-foot elevation. The listing calls it "Southern California's most exclusive and elevated mountain estate." The interior of the home is designed in a rustic mountain style ... ... with stone and wood materials throughout the house. An elevator serves three stories of the home. A private movie theater with a George Lucas sound system can seat 17 people ... ... and even comes with a concessions counter. There's also a game room. The great room features vaulted ceilings with tall windows, and plenty of comfortable places to sit. Several fireplaces are scattered throughout the home, including in the dining room ... ... and other cozy living areas. The home has a fully-equipped gym ... ... complete with weight and cardio machines. There are five bedrooms total ... ... and 8.5 bathrooms. Naturally, the master suite is the most impressive. It includes a spacious, luxurious bathroom ... ... and its own deck and Jacuzzi. The house also has a sauna. A walk-in closet and dressing room also includes a Winchester safe. 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. Outside, there's plenty of room for vehicles. Attached to the house is a 4,000-square-foot six-bay garage and carport. The grounds surrounding the house are fully landscaped. There's plenty of outdoor living space ... ... including a grill area ... ... a fire pit ... ... and an al fresco dining area. Another patio has lounge chairs that look out over the mountain landscape. The house has its own water source as well as a solar power system. The real estate company calls the home "the embodiment of natural luxury." 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. About 45 grass- and apple-fed buffalo roam there.

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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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (1)

  • A $180 million lottery winner is selling a massive California mountain estate at a $19.1 million price cut.
  • Originally listed for $26 million, the property is now up for auction with a minimum price of $6.9 million, according to Concierge Auctions.
  • The estate includes a 16,000-square-foot house with a sauna, a 17-seat movie theater, a three-story elevator, and a 4,000-square-foot garage.
  • The estate also comes with a fully operational buffalo ranch with about 45 buffalo.
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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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (4)

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A lottery winner is selling his massive California mountain estate at more than a $19 million price cut.

Originally listed for $26 million in 2018, the Eagle Crest Estate is now up for auction with Concierge Auctions at a minimum price of $6.9 million, the auction house told Business Insider.

Rick Knudsen won the $180 million California Mega Millions jackpot in 2014, quit his job, and bought the house — which was still under construction — for $5.5 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.

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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 $19.1 million price cut. Previously listed for $26 million, it's now up for auction at a minimum price of $6.9 million. The Eagle Crest Estate is listed with Craig Strong at Compass.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (5)

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."

Source: Eagle Crest

The owner, Rick Knudsen, won the $180 million California Mega Millions jackpot in 2014, quit his job, and bought the $5.5 million home, which wasn't yet finished and sat on about 50 acres at the time.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (6)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Wall Street Journal

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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 $11.5 million total.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (7)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Wall Street Journal

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.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (8)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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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.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (9)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

The listing calls it "Southern California's most exclusive and elevated mountain estate."

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (10)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (11)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

... with stone and wood materials throughout the house.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (12)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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An elevator serves three stories of the home.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (13)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

A private movie theater with a George Lucas sound system can seat 17 people ...

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (14)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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... and even comes with a concessions counter.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (15)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

There's also a game room.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (16)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (17)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (18)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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... and other cozy living areas.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (19)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

The home has a fully-equipped gym ...

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (20)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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... complete with weight and cardio machines.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (21)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

There are five bedrooms total ...

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (22)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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... and 8.5 bathrooms.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (23)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

Naturally, the master suite is the most impressive.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (24)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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It includes a spacious, luxurious bathroom ...

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (25)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

... and its own deck and Jacuzzi.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (26)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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The house also has a sauna.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (27)

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Source: Eagle Crest

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

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (28)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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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.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (29)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Outside, there's plenty of room for vehicles.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (30)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (31)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

The grounds surrounding the house are fully landscaped.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (32)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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There's plenty of outdoor living space ...

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (33)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

... including a grill area ...

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (34)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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... a fire pit ...

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (35)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

... and an al fresco dining area.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (36)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (37)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (38)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (39)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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.

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (40)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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

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 theater and a buffalo ranch. (41)

Adrian Van Anz and Jason Speth

Source: Eagle Crest

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