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)
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.