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NJ’s Powerball Winner Owes $29K in Child Support

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PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot owes about $29,000 in child support.

Forty-four-year-old Pedro Quezada on Tuesday claimed a lump-sum payment worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes.

A spokesman for Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik says the sheriff’s office’s warrant squad is attempting to find Quezada to resolve the matter.

Spokesman Bill Maer also says the state Lottery Division generally satisfies such judgments before winnings are released. He says Quezada is subject to potential arrest like everyone else until the warrant is satisfied.

The unpaid child support payments go back to 2009. It’s not known which of Quezada’s five children are covered under the payments.


  • paulb62

    Amazing. You just can’t judge a book by its cover. He was suppose to be a nice person. He owes child support. Hope he is going to take care of his children properly now.
    This is why when someone wins it becomes public knowledge

  • weasel

    I care because he never had an intent to pay it. He should be in jail. Amazing that the taxpayer pays for this scum. At first I was happy for him, now I wish him a life of misery like he intended for his child. go back to where you came from you criminal.

  • weasel

    Benney: FO loser.

  • racist negro

    If he were white they woulve not posted that on the real they wer like
    Dam hes legal we cant get him on that…dam hes got a clean record cant get him on that ..dam he works 15 hour days cant get him on that……..ooooo shit he owes child support BINGO..FKN HATERS OOO NOW THE COPS WANNA SERVE WARRANTS COULDNT GIVE A FUCK WEN A NIGGUH WAS BROKE HUH NOW THAT HES GOT MONEY NOW THEY WANT HIM THEY JUST CANT LET A NIGGUH BE HUH….

  • The truth

    Heh Benny your child support all paid up!! Ha ha you ugly bastard!!

  • Ereka

    Men in this country are expected to never be in a financial crunch. If man is making enough to survive and no more, it can not be expected for that man to support the woman that used him as a donor and a ATM to get benefits from him until he does. he can afford it now, he will pay it. I am willing to bet she is going to take him to court for more money regardless. This is why many women are getting pregnant now a days, welfare doesn’t last forever, but child support is just another means to get free money with no regard to a father’s rights. He won the lottery, good for him, now he can pay his arrears ad hopefully the courts will not clean him out for the greed of someone else.

  • Ereka

    yep.