Pedro Quezada, the winner of the $338 million Powerball jackpot owes $29,000 in child support and could face arrest.

Powerball winner Pedro Quezada (WABC TV)
Powerball winner Pedro Quezada (WABC TV)

Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik told the Record the probation department is attempting to contact Quezada to resolve the issue "in a timely manner.”  Otherwise, Quezada could be arrested.


The Passaic County probation department confirmed that Quezada is the same person named in a warrant for unpaid child support dating back to 2009 after seeing him accept his winnings during a Tuesday press conference according to the Record.

Berdnik wrote in an email to the paper that  “Because of Mr. Quezada’s large winnings, generally the New Jersey Division of Lottery would satisfy the judgment before all of the winnings are released,”

The 44-year-old Quezada is father to five children ranging in ages from 5 to 23 including several who live in North Carolina. The probation department did not say which children are covered by the warrant.


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