Well We Know Where The First Cut Is Going: $338 Million Powerball Winner Owes $29K In Child Support

March 29, 2013  |  

Oh, Pedro. Just when the world was getting ready to offer congratulations to 44-year-old Pedro Quezada, the New Jersey man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot Tuesday, news comes out that he’s something like a deadbeat dad. According to CBS News, Mr. Quezada owes $29,000 in back child support.

“[A]uthorities 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.”

I wonder if that child is who the Dominican Republic native was referring to when he said he wanted to use his earnings to help those in need? On Tuesday when he claimed a lump-sum payment worth $221 million –$152 million after taxes, which is the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history —  Quezada said he hadn’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,'” CBS stated.

Regardless of whether he had child support payments in mind or not, authorities intend on making sure that $29K gets shelled out. According to CBS:

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.

Anyone else hear Biggie’s “Mo Money, Mo Problems” playing in their ear?

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