Paterson, NJ -- The North Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot over the weekend owes about $29,000 in child support.
Authorities stopped by Pedro Quezada's Passaic apartment Wednesday, one day after the 44-year-old Passaic man claimed a lump-sum payment worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes. No one answered the door.
In an email, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said the state Lottery Division generally would satisfy the judgment before all the winnings are released. Berdnik says Quezada is subject to potential arrest, like anyone else who owes back child support, until the warrant is satisfied.
A sheriff's department spokesman said the unpaid child support payments go back to 2009. It's not known which of Quezada's five children are covered under the payments.
Source: Asbury Park Press