$338 Million Powerball Winner Arrested and Charged with Child Sexual Assault


$338 Million Powerball Winner Arrested and Charged with Child Sexual Assault

A New Jersey man who won almost a $340 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery four years ago has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor over the course of three years, prosecutors said.

Pedro Quezada became a millionaire overnight when he purchased a lottery ticket worth $338 million.

Quezada, who won $338,000,000 from the Powerball Lottery jackpot in 2013, was charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree aggravated sexual assault and a count of endangering the welfare of a child. Police say at this time, it does not appears that there were any other victims. While that turned out to be only $152 million after taxes, that's still a ton of money. Quezada was living in Passaci at the time. Quezada faces up to 40 years in prison and would be required to register as a sex offender if convicted.

"My life has changed", he said at a press conference when he was announced as the victor.

At the time of his Powerball victory, CNN reported that Quezada was married with five children. "But it will not change my heart". 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.

In March 2014, Ines Sanchez dropped her lawsuit against Quezada. He also promised to pay the rent for everyone on his block for a month, but never followed through.