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|Man Arrived At The NJ Lottery Headquarters To Claim His $338,000,000 In Winnings by Elai147: 7:14pm On Mar 26, 2013|
Pedro Quezada, a 44-year-old father of five, has 338 million reasons to smile.
On Monday, the New Jersey man ran into Eagle Liquors to get his Powerball ticket scanned by store owner Sammy Sethi. Quezada, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, saw the message come up that people in 42 states were hoping for: “Jackpot!”
“Very happy,” Quezada told reporters in Spanish, NBC New York reported.
Quezada called his wife with the good news, according to the Bergen Record.
“I still can’t believe it,” she said. “We never expected it, but thank God.”
Lottery officials have confirmed that the winning ticket in the $338 million Powerball jackpot -- the 4th largest ever -- was sold at the liquor store in Passaic, but they haven’t said whether or not Quezada holds the life-changing numbers.
The winners in Saturday night’s drawing were: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53, and the Powerball number, 31.
“I’m going to help a lot of people, whatever they need,” he said, according to the New York Daily News.
Quezada lives with his wife and children in an apartment facing a highway. His neighbors weren’t waiting on state authorities to confirm the news before they started congratulating Quezada.
“This is super for all of us on this block,” neighbor Eladia Vazquez told NBC New York. “They deserve it because they are hardworking people.”
|Re: Man Arrived At The NJ Lottery Headquarters To Claim His $338,000,000 In Winnings by Les(m): 7:25pm On Mar 26, 2013|
Am not a fan of gambling...... I tink i'll have a second thought about dat.....
|Re: Man Arrived At The NJ Lottery Headquarters To Claim His $338,000,000 In Winnings by chezholy(m): 7:34pm On Mar 26, 2013|
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