Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lotto Winner with Child Support Bill

A man from New Jersey, Pedro Quezada, winner of the fourth-largest Powerball lottery drawing (held on Tuesday, March 26), settled for the one-lump sum payment of $211 million, instead of taking the $338 million prize in installments.  The day after, sheriff deputies from Passaic County knocked on his door, confronting him with his overdue child support bill (Quezaka owes $29,000 in payments).    Quezada has, so far, been unreachable, and it is not clear which or how many of his children are involved.  He did say he was going to assist his relatives with his winnings, and Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik advises Quezada to pay off the debt he owes sooner than later because his winnings could be withheld until the debt is settled, or he could be arrested.

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