The New Jersey man who won $338 million in the Powerball lottery last weekend is wanted on charges of unpaid child support, according to the Passaic County Sheriff's Office.
An arrest warrant was issued for Pedro Quezada in 2009, the sheriff's office said. He has five children ages 5-23 and owes a total of $29,000 in back child support, spokesman William Maer said. It is not clear which children the payments are for.
Oh gees! NJ dont know how to slap a lien on his winnings for that money or what? Going for the publicity thats all this is.
$150 million in taxes from one spanish speaking immigrant...i'll take that one every time
Thats my daddy too. I get 14 million dollars
Lol @ stuart, you get 14 million and all the rest get 29 thousand??? How the heck did that work out?
....his babies' mammas need they cut...quality of life improvement for everybody...
ceptin' you hillbilly
He'll be broke or dead in five years.
@ Bojangles, i suspect you are right about that.
Winning the lottery is a binding contract with your state and the Lottery. i.e. people under 18 can not buy lottery tickets because they can not form a binding contract. How can a person with a warrent especially for child support form a binding contract with the state?
He should get none of the money and his kids should get it all. Think about it.
"Every person who wins more than $600 in the New Jersey Lottery is checked for outstanding taxes, liens, child support payments and the like, lottery spokeswoman Judith Drucker said. The funds owed are deducted from the winner's final payment, she said."
My gosh. Relax.
totally agree eric!!!!
Shouldn't be eligible for one thin dime.
I think his problems are just beginning. Lucky winner eh?
LOL! Good one!
I believe youre right @ saywhat. Especially as there are so many losers in this world, like the poster prior to you.
I love it when illegal aliens buy lottery tickets. I know that we are a multi billion dollar drain on American society, with free education, emergency care, anchor baby foodstamps, and so forth. So it is appropriate that we should give a little back.
As this man is none of those things, I am usure of what your point is, unless it is to show you are a bigot.
those kids were born here so they are US citizens...he is the legal guardian of US citizens....and just paid $150 mil in taxes at once
The support payments for his children will rise, as his income did. A win for the children.
good for them
@ salvador, where do you see that this winner is an "illegal imagrant?"
@sigh is right about @salvador.
Sorry he is not a US Citizen, so guess what INS or ICE will come and pick him up and export him out of the USA.