The winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot is in the middle of a court fight over the money with his former girlfriend.
Pedro Quezada of Passaic, N.J., claimed the prize last spring. His lawyers argue that Inez Sanchez has no claim to the money because the two were never married.
…attorneys for Sanchez say Quezada purchased the ticket based on the couple’s shared earnings. Sanchez and Quezada lived together for 10 years, have a child together, and shared ownership of a grocery store in Passaic, attorneys say. Superior Court Chancery Judge Margaret Mary McVeigh refused to dismiss the lawsuit and she denied a request from Sanchez to freeze Quezada’s lottery winnings, pending the outcome of a trial to determine if she is entitled to a share of the money, The Record ( HTTP://BIT.LY/17U3QCX ) reported Saturday.
Sanchez has moved out of the home the couple shared and has filed a domestic violence claim against Quezada. According to a lawyer representing Sanchez, a large chunk of the winning have already been spent.
Is Sanchez entitled to a percentage of the Powerball winnings? If so, how much?
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