On Saturday, 44-year-old Pedro Quezada of Passaic, New Jersey was the sole winner of a $338 MILLION Powerball jackpot. The media instantly picked up on the story that he's a hardworking Dominican immigrant whose life just changed forever.
--Well, it sure did. Because winning hundreds of millions of dollars brings you A LOT of attention. And some of the attention on Pedro came from the COPS.
--Because it turns out he's not JUST the winner of the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot ever . . . he's also a DEADBEAT DAD.
--Pedro has five children . . . and owes $29,000 in child support, going all the way back to 2009. ONE DAY after he won, the sheriff's department was knocking on his door.
--And while we understand he's hardworking, he's struggled financially, and these have been tough years . . . we can't sympathize with a guy who didn't make his child support payments.
--Under lottery policy, that child support will automatically be deducted from his winnings. After taking the lump sum and paying taxes, Pedro's take will be $152MILLION. So let's HOPE he's not late on child support anymore.