Arrest warrant out for Powerball winner
Pedro Quezada's jackpot check may be a little smaller than he expected.
March 28th, 2013
09:26 PM ET

Arrest warrant out for Powerball winner

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.

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  1. chrissy

    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.

    March 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • fat kid

      $150 million in taxes from one spanish speaking immigrant...i'll take that one every time

      April 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stuart

    Thats my daddy too. I get 14 million dollars

    March 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ stuart, you get 14 million and all the rest get 29 thousand??? How the heck did that work out?

    March 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rascal Rabble

    ....his babies' mammas need they cut...quality of life improvement for everybody...

    March 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • fat kid

      ceptin' you hillbilly

      April 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bojangles

    He'll be broke or dead in five years.

    March 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ Bojangles, i suspect you are right about that.

    March 29, 2013 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. Eric

    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.

    March 29, 2013 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Sigh

      "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.

      March 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • fat kid

      jealous J.O.

      April 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bratty``

      totally agree eric!!!!

      April 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Shouldn't be eligible for one thin dime.

    March 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    I think his problems are just beginning. Lucky winner eh?

    March 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beep

      LOL! Good one!

      April 2, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    I believe youre right @ saywhat. Especially as there are so many losers in this world, like the poster prior to you.

    March 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Salavdor

    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.

    March 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sigh

      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.

      March 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • fat kid

      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

      April 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sigh

    The support payments for his children will rise, as his income did. A win for the children.

    March 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • fat kid

      good for them

      April 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ salvador, where do you see that this winner is an "illegal imagrant?"

    March 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    @sigh is right about @salvador.

    March 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John

    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.

    April 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
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