NJ Man, 44 Wins $338 Million Powerball Jackpot

powerballA 44-year-old New Jersey man is the winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot.

Several media outlets were at Passaic ‘s Eagle Liquors store, where the ticket was sold, late Monday afternoon when Pedro Quezada entered. They report that the store owner ran Quezada’s ticket through the lottery machine to validate that it was a winner.

The New Jersey Lottery confirmed that the winning ticket was validated at the store at 4:30 p.m. Monday, but officials said they didn’t yet know the winner’s name.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31. A lump sum payout would be $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes.

Quezada told reporters in Spanish that he was “very happy” and that his first priority will be helping his family.

  • PB

    He will have new family, he never knew he had now. Sadly, most who win the lottery are flat broke in a few years. The lottery system is a sham!

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  • Citizen Kane

    but man wouldnt it be nice to win and have a party.lol

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  • singledad

    This guy can’t even speak English! Dreams do come true in U.S.A. lol

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  • Huskerlover

    Just to make that call in the next day to work…..”I’m sick……..sick of counting these stacks of $20 bills”…..

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