Powerball Winner's Ex-Girlfriend in Court Battle for Part of the Money
The ex-girlfriend of a New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot last spring is fighting in court to get a share of the winnings. Pedro Quezada's attorney argues that Inez Sanchez has no claim to the money because the couple were never married, even though they lived together for 10 years, have a child together, and shared ownership of a grocery store. But attorneys for Sanchez say that Quezada bought the winning ticket based on the couple's shared earnings. Sanchez recently moved out of their new home and filed a domestic violence complaint against Quezada, according to The Bergen Record. A judge has refused to dismiss the lawsuit, but she's also denied a request from Sanchez to freeze the lottery winnings pending the outcome of the trial.