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NJ's Powerball Winner Owes $29K In Child Support

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Pedro Quezada, right, the winner of the Powerball jackpot, stands next to his wife, Ines Sanchez, during a news conference at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Lawrenceville, N.J. (AP Photo) Pedro Quezada, right, the winner of the Powerball jackpot, stands next to his wife, Ines Sanchez, during a news conference at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Lawrenceville, N.J. (AP Photo)

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot owes about $29,000 in child support.

Forty-four-year-old Pedro Quezada on Tuesday claimed a lump-sum payment worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes.

A spokesman for Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik says the sheriff's office's warrant squad is attempting to find Quezada to resolve the matter.

Spokesman Bill Maer also said the state Lottery Division generally satisfies such judgments before winnings are released. He said Quezada is subject to potential arrest like everyone else until the warrant is satisfied.

The unpaid child support payments go back to 2009. It's not known which of Quezada's five children are covered under the payments.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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