Powerball winner could face arrest for child support
Pedro Quezada, winner of the $338 million Powerball jackpot is waiting to receive his lump-sum amount of $221 million, which will come to around $152 million after taxes.
Before Quezada can enjoy his rewards, he has to pay his due child support. According to New Jersey authorities, Quezada owes $29,000 in child support for one of his 5 kids. It is unknown which of his children he owes child support for. One day after claiming his prize, authorities stopped by Quezada’s home to address the issue, but no one answered.
According to a spokesperson from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Quezada’s unpaid child support dates back to 2009.
The New Jersey State Lottery Division says no winnings will be rewarded to Quezada until he has fulfilled his payments. Quezada is up for potential arrest until he has paid his dues in full.