Just eight months after winning a $338million Powerball jackpot, Pedro Quezada, 45, is being sued by his former live-in girlfriend for a portion of the fortune.
During a press conference last March, Quezada told reporters that he would buy his girlfriend, Ines Sanchez ‘whatever she wants’ with the money. But now his lawyer is arguing that Sanchez doesn’t deserve any of the winnings because the couple, who lived together for 10 years, was never legally married.
Sanchez’s attorneys disagree. They say Quezada purchased the winning lottery ticket with money earned by the couple. In 2006, Quezada and Sanchez jointly opened a bodega in Passaic, New Jersey, which was run by Quezada’s son Casiano. Sanchez and Quezada have a child together as well as children from previous relationships.