TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — He hit the jackpot!
Late Monday afternoon Pedro Quezada, 44, reportedly walked into the Eagles Liquor in Passaic and checked to see if he had the sole winning ticket for Saturday’s $338.3 million Powerball drawing.
No one has seen Quezada since he claimed he won the lottery. If he is in fact the winner, the lump sum cash payout would be $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes.
But the store owner said that Quezada did indeed buy the winning ticket.
“He ran that ticket through the machine and the machine approved it — it says ‘jackpot,'” Sunil Sethi told 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon.
Quezada, a married father of five from the Dominican Republic, has his own bodega about two blocks from the liquor store where he bought the winning ticket.