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New Jersey couple fighting over multimillion-dollar lottery winnings after breakup

Mon., Nov. 11, 2013 4:36 PM EDT
by Yvette Caslin

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What’s love got to do with it? Pedro Quezada won $338 million in the Powerball jackpot. He chose a lump sum payment of $211 million which is worth about $152 million after taxes. At the time of the winning, he was living with his longtime girlfriend, Inez Sanchez, who is also the mother of his child and business partner in a grocery store. They’ve since split and she wants her share of the winnings.

Sanchez argues Quezada purchased the lottery ticket with their shared earnings. Having moved out of the home in Clifton, NJ, after a domestic violence incident, she’s seeking a share of the winnings. She alleges he’s sent $57 million to his native country, Dominican Republic, donated $5 million, spent $300,000 on the home they shared and can’t account for the other $20 million.

Quezada’s attorney’s haven’t offered any comment.

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