Powerball Winner Owes $29K In Child Support

    March 28, 2013
    Chris Crum
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As previously reported, someone in New Jersey won the Powebrall jackpot in Saturday night’s drawing. The pot was $338 million. The winner shouldn’t be the only one getting paid, however.

It turns out that winner Pedro Quezada owes $29,000 in back child support. As reported by both NPR and Reuters, New Jersey law enforcement officials have said as much. Hopefully he’ll set aside some of the remaining cash for any future payments he’s accountable for.

According to Reuters, Quezada opted for the lump sum payment for his winnings, which will get him $211 million. That should still take care of it. The report also quotes a statement from the sheriff, saying Quezada is subject to potential arrest until the warrant is satisfied.

The Powerball website has a page that shares winners’ stories. I wonder if the child support part will make it in Quezada’s story. So far, the story is not on the site, and is listed as “pending”.

Quezada’s winning numbers were: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53, Powerball: 31. In addition to the jackpot winner, Saturday’s drawing saw a Match 5 Power Play winner ($2 million) in Iowa, and $1 million Match 5 winners in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. There were a total of 2,486,305 winners on Saturday, and $30,662,765 in non-jackpot prizes won.

The current Powerball jackpot is at $50 million with the next drawing scheduled for Saturday.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dawnpg5 dawnpg5

    Haters stop hating-$29,000 is a drop in the bucket when you have $211,000,000.

    • http://yahoo fancypancy

      ya’ll just haters. bet if that was you with that lottery ticket you wouldn’t be saying anything, even if you were an immigrant. the story says he got up every day from sun up to sun down and worked. at least he wasn’t living off the government which is more than what i can say for a lot of people who are NOT IMMIGRANTS. now he can pay off all his debts, help his family like he said and others. I’m elated for him.

  • memememe

    i heard on the radio hes a imagrant well he shouldnt get to claim the ticket anyways us citizens only bad enough our jobs are taken now sence when does the lottery go to them to?

    • Yolanda Sullivan

      Idiot you must be a republican red neck what one thing have to do with another ,he spend American money to by the ticket.doh

  • lisa padilla

    radio here in missouri said hes a imagrant so why and how does he claaim it bad enough or jobs got to yall should be us citazens only so how far is that

  • Little

    It is amazing how people can judge other people but can’t spell immigrant correctly. Let’s learn who too spell first before we point fingers. Per HATING on that man that’s said.

  • Bob

    Sir, I find you in contempt of court for failure to pay child support and order you to pay 29K to the family, sentence you to 30 days in jail, or fine in 338 million dollars for being with worthless dirtbag