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Authorities Visit $300+ Million NJ Poweball Winner Next Day to Talk About His Back Child Support

The state usually pays any back settlements owed to the state before releasing winnings

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The Passaic man who purchased the winning $338 million Powerball lottery ticket owes approximately $29,000 in child support, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said Wednesday, but the money is expected to be paid by the state before his lottery winnings are released.

Passaic County Sheriff's Department officers stopped by Pedro Quezada's School Street apartment Wednesday afternoon, according to neighbors. Berdnik said the department's Warrant Squad is attempting to notify Quezada about the issue in an effort to have it "resolved in a timely manner." If for some reason the child support weren't paid, Quezada could face arrest.