44 Year Old Immigrant Wins $338 Million Powerball Ticket

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A 44 year old Dominican immigrant from Passiac, New Jersey won the $338 million Powerball Jackpot last week, taking home the fourth largest jackpot in the game's history.

Pedro Quezada took the massive lottery when his ticket matched the winning numbers of 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31. The big winner is a father of five children, and currently owns the Apple Deli and Grocery in his adopted hometown.

After realizing he hit the jackpot, Pedro called his wife and told her: "I'm the millionaire, Ines, put on the TV so you can see me, or come down to the liquor store right now."

Asked what he would do with his new fortune, the new multi-millionaire said: "I'm going to help a lot of people, whatever they need."

If Quezada takes the lump sum payout, he would receive $211 million, or $152 million after he pays his state and federal taxes.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.