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Powerball winner resolves $30k child support debt

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:08 a.m. HST, Apr 01, 2013

PATERSON, N.J. >> The New Jersey man who just won a $338 million Powerball jackpot has resolved a child support warrant.

Pedro Quezada appeared Monday afternoon in state Superior Court in Paterson.

Authorities had said the 44-year-old Passaic resident owed about $29,000 in back support. During the court hearing, officials said Quezada had paid about $30,000 to settle the debt.

Quezada claimed a lump-sum payment last week worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes.

The unpaid child support payments dates to 2009. But it's not clear which of Quezada's five children are covered by the payments.

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soundofreason wrote:
"The 1:30 p.m. hearing stems from a child support warrant issued for the 44-year-old Passaic resident,">>> From unpaid child support in 2009. From the way I see it, those winnings were realized while in the commission of a crime.........and it all should be confiscated as such.
on April 1,2013 | 07:03AM
hanalei395 wrote:
From the way you should see it .....is not to worry about it.
on April 1,2013 | 07:32AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
soundofreason,sounds reasonable.....not. You should change your handle to soundofunreasonableperson.
on April 1,2013 | 10:49AM
silvangold wrote:
on April 1,2013 | 01:27PM
soundofreason wrote:
Ask him why he didn't pay his child support. He'll say cause he couldn't afford it. So, he used his KIDS' money to buy the tickets. The winnings belong to the kids. It was purchased with THEIR money.
on April 1,2013 | 06:53PM
Ewasohappy wrote:
Well at least the children will get the support money, I hope.
on April 1,2013 | 08:14AM
BigOpu wrote:
So now that his income has dramatically increased, does the same happen to his support payments? Can his ex re-file for increased payments? Never been divorced so I'm clueless on this payment part, but curious.
on April 1,2013 | 08:30AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Good point, BigOpu. I'm curious too.
on April 1,2013 | 10:50AM
kailua000 wrote:
can file for more in child support but not in spousal support. Unless its different there, in most states since the money was won after the divorce the ex has no claim to any of it.
on April 1,2013 | 07:29PM
onevoice82 wrote:
The kids will run to the father now! This story will not have a happy ending.......
on April 1,2013 | 06:12PM
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