Must Be The Money: Powerball Couple Back Together, Lawsuit Dropped
Remember the $338 million Powerball winner from New Jersey who split from his long-time girlfriend after winning the jackpot, at which point she sued for half? Well, the pair have reunited and the lawsuit is, well, off.
Pedro Quezada, who took the lump-sum payment from his lottery win back in November and wound up with $152 million after taxes, split from Inez Sanchez, whom he had described in various media write-ups at the time as his wife. Sanchez had been in a 10-year union with Quezada, had a child with him, and co-owned a grocery store with him. They also shared a home. She decided to sue the 44-year-old lotto winner when he moved out — taking his money with him. She claimed his winning lotto ticket was purchased with shared earnings, thus she deserved a portion of the winnings.
But it seems Quezada was depressed without Sanchez, reports The Record. “He went from having all of this family and no money to having all of this money and no family,” Quezada’s attorney Paul Fernandez told the newspaper. Sanchez has dropped the suit and the couple are once again living together, reports The Huffington Post. And, says Quezada, Sanchez can have “whatever she wants.”
“I wish the parties good luck and a wonderful future,” Judge Margaret Mary McVeigh was quoted as saying. “I hope this works out for you. Good luck, be happy and find what is most important in life.”
Does this sound like a solid relationship? Or is money really at the heart of it?