Victor of $338 Million Powerball Jackpot Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child

Cheryl Sanders
September 22, 2017

Powerball victor Pedro Quezada was all smiles after winning the whopping $338 million jackpot in 2013.

Pedro Quezada, 49, was arrested Wednesday for sexually assaulting an underage girl for approximately three years while she was between the ages of 11 and 14, Passaic County Prosecutors said in a statement.


Valdes, the prosecutor, said there did not appear to be any other victims.

Quezada is scheduled to appear for central judicial processing on September 20, 2017 in the Criminal Division, Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic Vicinage, at 1:30 p.m. He was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Valdes said in a news release. While that turned out to be only $152 million after taxes, that's still a ton of money.


If convicted, Quezada could face up to 20 years in prison. "But it will not change my heart".

At the time, Quezada told reporters how he bought the winning ticket during a daily walk to a local liquor store.


Quezada's attorney, Steven Wukovits, told The Record on Wednesday that the allegations have com as a result of his wealth. But his lawyer later said that Sanchez did not deserve any of the winnings because the couple, who lived together for 10 years, was never legally married. "He has money, she doesn't have any and that's the reason he's being targeted in this case".

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