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$338 million NJ Powerball winner a deadbeat dad?

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helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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Posted: March 30, 2013, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

From Google the answer is:

  "bo·de·ga 

/bo'dag?/
Noun
  1. A grocery store in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood.
  2. A wineshop or wine cellar. "

i already got it, but thanks Thumbs Up

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    Posted: March 30, 2013, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

    I guess other States haven't adopted the same claiming rules as Maryland has. If you win anything over $600.00 and try to claim it at one of the two central claiming centers, back taxes, unpaid child support, alimony or any other debts claimed by the State, are paid out before the winner can get his or her win.

    This rule has broken a many winners hearts when they have left the claiming office with "NOTHING".

    The Louisiana Lottery also deducts unpaid child support from lottery winnings. I'm not sure about back taxes or anything like that, but the website clearly states unpaid child support is deducted from winnings. I haven't checked if NJ does that too. For him now, $29,000 is pocket change.  It wouldn't surprise me if they try to get an increase in support from him, and they'd probably get it.

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      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 $338 million Powerball jackpot, Lottery Post, Mar. 26, 2013.)

      But authorities said Quezada owed child support payments that go back to 2009. It's not known which of Quezada's five children, who range in age from 5 to 23 years old, are covered under the payments.

      A spokesman for Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said the sheriff's office's warrant squad is attempting to find Quezada to resolve the matter.

      Spokesman Bill Maer also said the state Lottery Division generally satisfies such judgments before winnings are released. He added that Quezada is subject to potential arrest like everyone else until the warrant is satisfied.

      Quezada lived in the United States for 26 years since his family moved in the 1980s from the Dominican city of Jarabacoa, CBS New York reports. Neighbors said the Quezada family suffered bad luck in recent years. Thieves broke into their apartment in 2011 and a fire almost destroyed their bodega in 2009.

      Thanks to GAMBLIN QUEEN for the tip.

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        i don't know why that was even mention in the news or how they find it out, what they do go to the court house someone must have called in the tip

        you are right he will have some money for a few minutes till it is all gone then he be back to square one hope he buys some new shoes Smiley

        pedro if you are ever on the Lottery post reading this just wanted to say have FUN & spend wisely!Dance

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          Posted: March 30, 2013, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

          I never make jusdgement about anyone and their business. Just because a person (man or woman) owes back child-support, does NOT automatically make them a deadbeat.

          Having said that, I'm sure whatever back $$$ he owes will be deducted form the payout. Even further, the mother said child(ren) has probably already lawyered-up to make sure she gets her slice of the pie.

          With $152m on the way, there's no reason for the guy not to make good on past child-support and also setup Trusts for each one. At the end of the day, everyone SHOULD come out winners in this. Unless this dude totally screws this up, he and his family should be living happily-ever-after.

          This is another reason why I'm sooooooooo glad I was smart enough to not plant seeds all over the place. I have male and female family members and friends that catch hell from baby-mama/daddy nonsense. When I win the big one, me, my wife, and our 2 kids are going to have a blast.

          That is a good point. One example I can think of is a friend I'll call Eddie. Eddie was divorced, 2 children who lived with his ex-wife, and worked as a self employed plumber. He had issues paying sometimes just because of the nature of his work. One week, he might get a full 30-40 hours, next week he'd only get 5 hours so he'd sometimes pay what he could because the way the child support was ordered, he had to always pay like he got a full week in. He wasn't a deadbeat at all, he worked hard and tried to land the big jobs, like full remodels of homes or businesses, so he could make up what he missed out on.

          Eddie eventually gave up on self employment and went to work for a friend of his who owned a Roto Rooter franchise. His friend had so much work he had to turn work away, so Eddie could get all the hours he wanted. The weird part about this is even though he was getting a full 40 hour week, sometimes more,  and bringing in more money, he was actually able to get his child support order reduced.  What happened was his hourly rate working for Roto Rooter was lower than it was when he was self employed, so it was seen as a reduction in income and since child support payments are based on income, he got is required payments reduced, and it was all legal.

          I don't have kids all over the place either in fact, don't have any at all. If I hit a big one, it'll be just me and my wife celebrating and living a good life.

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            That is a good point. One example I can think of is a friend I'll call Eddie. Eddie was divorced, 2 children who lived with his ex-wife, and worked as a self employed plumber. He had issues paying sometimes just because of the nature of his work. One week, he might get a full 30-40 hours, next week he'd only get 5 hours so he'd sometimes pay what he could because the way the child support was ordered, he had to always pay like he got a full week in. He wasn't a deadbeat at all, he worked hard and tried to land the big jobs, like full remodels of homes or businesses, so he could make up what he missed out on.

            Eddie eventually gave up on self employment and went to work for a friend of his who owned a Roto Rooter franchise. His friend had so much work he had to turn work away, so Eddie could get all the hours he wanted. The weird part about this is even though he was getting a full 40 hour week, sometimes more,  and bringing in more money, he was actually able to get his child support order reduced.  What happened was his hourly rate working for Roto Rooter was lower than it was when he was self employed, so it was seen as a reduction in income and since child support payments are based on income, he got is required payments reduced, and it was all legal.

            I don't have kids all over the place either in fact, don't have any at all. If I hit a big one, it'll be just me and my wife celebrating and living a good life.

            Back to court to figure out what the support goes to now.

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              Posted: March 30, 2013, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

              the best line.."

              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."

               

               

              ...I guess kids weren't a first priorityConfused.... but then again this is the situation all around the country.

              Cars,rims ,, and trendy clothing must come first...unreal the mentality of some folks

              "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

              for always sticking up for me.."

               


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                the best line.."

                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."

                 

                 

                ...I guess kids weren't a first priorityConfused.... but then again this is the situation all around the country.

                Cars,rims ,, and trendy clothing must come first...unreal the mentality of some folks

                Thumbs Up He should have just said - he was happy to win and left it at that.. now her looks like a FOOL!!!

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                  Good. I hope he pays more than the $29k for all those kids he's left scattered around. Sheesh.

                   

                  Btw, what the heck is a bodega? I did google it. I live in the Houston area. We are fairly diverse here. Is a bodega the yankee hispanic version of the Pakistani mini-marts? Do the Pakistani get to have their own special name for their mini-marts? Pakidega? "Pock-ee-dega" as some might pronounce? If an Italian owns a mini-mart, is it called a bodego?

                  I was wondering the same thing.  I have never heard of a "bodega" before, but it's in all the news stories about this Powerball winner.  I saw on TV that the winner's son works there and uses the slicer to cut meats for the bodega.

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                    Its hard to judge with so little information. Lots of people who don't even have a car cant pay support.

                    Wrong, if you can afford booze and lottery, you can make sure your children have food, clothes, shoes, and make sure basic needs are met he didn't, Plain and simple.

                    He was buying booze and lottery.

                    Whats really sad , all the people here defending this low life, who couldn't man up and take care of his kids, I see these individuals must really happy to see kids suffer.

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                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

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                      i thought he was a businessman even before the win, i hope he didn't lose that to

                      Jack is still a millionaire, he still has his businesses and didn't go broke. But he did lose his daughter, granddaughter and his wife left him. If he had a dog he/she's probably gone too, dunno if he had a pick-up.

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                        Well, at least now he has more than enough money to support his children. He can even afford education plans for his children. For sure he could make use of his money to do a lot of good things.

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                          the best line.."

                          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."

                           

                           

                          ...I guess kids weren't a first priorityConfused.... but then again this is the situation all around the country.

                          Cars,rims ,, and trendy clothing must come first...unreal the mentality of some folks

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                             I wonder if the Lord is in charge of who wins or is it just completely random. If he is, why would he award it to someone not taking care of his own kids? This guy is definitely not off to a good start.

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                              Maybe this guy won so he can pay child support now.  He has no more excuses like "I don't have the money."  I'm not sure about the debate of randomness vs. divine intervention.  I'd like to think prayer works but maybe not with the lottery.  It's probably just dumb luck because all kinds of people win.  It doesn't matter what race, age, or socioeconomic background you are, you could win if you buy a ticket.  A saint or a sinner could win.  If my dog could buy a ticket, he could win the lottery.  But knowing how impulsive he is, he would blow the money!  Bash