August 4, 2022

This California mansion and bison farm owned by a $ 180 million lottery winner are now for sale

A California construction executive who won a $ 180 million lottery is selling his ridge-top mansion and 865-acre property in San Bernardino County for $ 26 million.

Rick Knudsen, who won the Mega Millions jackpot in August 2014, is looking for another project beyond the castle-style mansion, bison farm and steakhouses he bought in Oak Glen, in California, according to, a website covering real estate worldwide.

He told People magazine he was ready to downsize.

“I won’t be looking to buy such an extravagant house this time around,” said Rick Knudsen. People in a November article. “I’m looking to buy land and build a house and a ranch half the size of what I have now. I will always look for a great view and add more ranching animals, maybe a few horses and buffaloes.

After winning the lottery on a $ 5 Quick Pick at a convenience store near his Riverside County home, Knudson purchased the southern California mountain top property with a mansion that was still under construction. He completed the house and then expanded the property to include land totaling 865 acres and a bison farm, toptenrealestatedeals reported.

The buffalo ranch comes with 45 durable heads of grass and apple-fed buffalo, a gatehouse and two barns, one for equipment and one for hay storage, according to the listing.

Buffalo meat is served at Knudson’s Oak Glen Steakhouse and Saloon. In this case, the Oak Glen Steakhouse and the Wild West Saloon are included in the purchase price.

Known as the Eagle Crest Mountain Estate, the property sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet and offers views of the peaks of Little San Gorgonio and Mount San Jacinto, as well as the Salton Sea and Isle of Catalina.

The five-bedroom home features a 4,100-square-foot six-bay garage and carport, a three-story elevator, a 17-seat theater with a George Lucas audio system, a fully equipped gym, a wine cellar, as well as its own source water, supported Internet and solar power system, ”according to the listing, which encourages potential buyers to“ own your own mountain ”.

The 16,000 square foot home has a state-of-the-art kitchen that adjoins a large room. The master suite has its own terrace and jacuzzi. There is also an adjoining one bedroom apartment with a separate entrance and a fully equipped kitchen. On the grounds there is an outdoor kitchen, two ponds, a stream and an apple orchard.

The listing agent is Craig Strong, Compass Realty, Los Angeles, California.

This story was originally published February 18, 2019 1:02 pm.