$338M NJ Powerball winner pays child support owed
The New Jersey deli owner who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot last week sliced off a piece of his prize to pay nearly $30,000 in back child support yesterday.
Pedro Quezada, 44, appeared in Passaic County Family Court in Paterson, NJ, and cut a certified check for the payments, rounding the total up from the $29,490 he owed dating to 2009.
The jackpot's sole winner has five children ages 5 to 23. Three are minors, his attorney said.
In court, the newly minted multimillionaire sai ...
Apr 2, 2013, 4:04 pm - Lottery News forum
$338M NJ Powerball winner pledges to pay rent for his entire block
Powerball winner Pedro Quezada is hosting a rent party for his entire block.
A close friend of the newly minted megamillionaire said Quezada promised to temporarily cover the housing costs for residents in the Passaic, N.J., neighborhood that housed his bodega.
He said he's going to pay the rent for everybody here on this block for at least a month or two months, the friend said Saturday outside Quezada's Apple Deli Grocery. He's such a good guy.
Word of Quezada's magnanimous gesture ...
Mar 31, 2013, 3:11 pm - Lottery News forum
$338 million NJ Powerball winner a deadbeat dad?
Authorities say a New Jersey man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot on Monday is subject to potential arrest for owing about $29,000 in child support.
Pedro Quezada, 44, claimed a lump-sum payment worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes, the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history. He said Tuesday that he hasn't made up his mind on what to do with the money, but he could use a good car and give back to his community and help those in need.
(See N.J. man claims $3 ...
Mar 29, 2013, 8:28 pm - Lottery News forum
California family's fight over $51 million lottery jackpot is over
A year after winning the big $51 million Mega Millions jackpot, Bakersfield resident Etta May Urquhart took her son to court saying he commandeered the money and went on a spending spree.
(See Woman accuses son of taking $51 million lottery ticket, Lottery Post, May 6, 2012.)
Well, that lawsuit has now been quietly dismissed following a settlement agreement.
I checked it twice before I went outside because I couldn't believe it, Urquhart told 17 News in May 2011.
Grinning from ear t ...
Mar 28, 2013, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
Woman opts out of lottery pool, but co-workers give her cut anyway
After winning $1 million, would you share it with a coworker you barely knew?
A group of 12 workers at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation are doing exactly that.
Jennifer Maldonado had only been working as an administrative assistant for the company for two weeks, and she hadn't even received her first pay check.
Laurie Finkelstein Reader, a Realtor and head of the team in that office, was going around collecting $20 from each of her colleagues to spend on Powerball tickets. T ...
Mar 28, 2013, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. man claims $338 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
The Passaic, New Jersey, man who won the $338 million Powerball lottery says he felt pure joy at winning the huge jackpot, but has no idea yet what he will do with all the money.
Dominican immigrant Pedro Quezada appeared at New Jersey lottery headquarters Tuesday to officially claim the prize with his wife, Ines. Both came in jeans.
Quezada was asked questions in Spanish and English and answered all the questions in Spanish, with a translator s ...
Mar 26, 2013, 3:32 pm - Lottery News forum
$338M N.J. Powerball winner says he'll help family
The winner of a $338.3 million Powerball jackpot told several media outlets Monday that his first priority will be helping his family.
Pedro Quezada, 44, entered Eagle Liquors store, where the ticket was sold, late Monday afternoon. The Passaic store owner ran Quezada's ticket through the lottery machine to validate that it was a winner as a newspaper and television outlets recorded the moment.
The New Jersey Lottery confirmed that the winning ticket was validated at the store at 4:30 p.m. ...
Mar 25, 2013, 9:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner penniless after blowing through $10.5 million
Nine years after cashing her $10,569,000.10 check, Canadian lotto winner Sharon Tirabassi is catching the Barton Street bus to her part-time job. She's working to support her kids in their rented house in northeast Hamilton, Ontario.
Tirabassi, 35 one of this city's biggest lotto winners has gone from rolling in dough to living pay check to pay check.
The Lotto Super7 payout didn't come with a financial adviser and before she knew it big house, fancy cars, designer clothes, lavish parties, ...
Mar 25, 2013, 9:08 am - Lottery News forum
$2.7 million lottery winner down to his last $10
Dad-of-two Roger Griffiths, 42, used to drive a Porsche and vacation with the super-rich in New York and Monaco.
He and wife Lara lived in a 670,000 home, sent their children to a 10,000-a-year private school and plotted to double their wealth through property and stock market investments.
Roger also splurged on a fleet of fancy cars and luxuries like tailor-made suits and Cartier diamond jewellery.
He even blew 25,000 making a record after getting his old student band back together. Th ...
Mar 25, 2013, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
$50 million lottery winners outed by spiteful letter to new neighbors
A $50 million lottery winner in Adelaide, South Australia, was the target of a spiteful letter outing him to his new neighbors, and he says he has an idea of who produced it.
A leaflet style letter giving in-depth details of the former North Haven family's spending since they had a $50 million windfall in an Australian Powerball draw last August was dropped in dozens of letterboxes surrounding the family's new beachside mansion last week. [Although it has the same name, Powerball in Australia ...
Mar 23, 2013, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum