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Pedro Quezada: N.J. powerball winner resolves $30,000 child support debt

Pedro Quezada, the winner of the Powerball jackpot, holds up a promotional check during a news conference at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Lawrenceville, N.J. Quezada , 45, won the $338 million jackpot with the winning ticket he purchased at Eagle Liquors store in Passaic, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Julio Cortez

Pedro Quezada, the winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot, holds up a promotional check at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters on March 26, 2013
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

(CBS/AP) PATERSON, N.J. - The New Jersey lottery winner accused of having unpaid child support has resolved his debt Monday afternoon.

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Pedro Quezada, 44, appeared in state Superior Court in Paterson. Authorities said he owed about $29,000 in back support.

During the court hearing, officials said Quezada paid about $30,000 to settle the debt. The unpaid child support payments went back to 2009, but it's not clear which of Quezada's five children are covered by the payments.

Patterson won the $338 million Powerball jackpot last week and claimed a lump-sum payment last week worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes.

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