LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – A working-class Dominican father of five from New Jersey, who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot, owes approximately $29,000 in child support and is subject to arrest.
Authorities stopped by Pedro Quezada’s Passaic apartment on Wednesday, one day after the 45-year-old claimed a lump-sum payment worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes. No one answered the door.
In an e-mail, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik told The Record newspaper the state Lottery Division would satisfy the judgment before the winnings are released. Berdnik said Quezada is subject to arrest like everyone else until the warrant is satisfied.