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Get it in writing.

That’s what the judge told Ines Sanchez, who tried to take her former lover,  Pedro Quezada, who she had lived with for 10 years, to court for not sharing his powerball winnings with her.

You might recall Quezada, he’s the Clifton, New Jersey man who won the $338-million Powerball jackpot last spring and immediately started paying neighbors’ rent and utility bills and stuff.

Well, apparently he broke none off for Inez, who he shares a child with, and ownership of a grocery store in Passaic, NJ. The two also have additional children from previous relationships.

Last month, Sanchez moved out of the recently purchased home in Clifton she shared with Quezada, attorneys said, noting she has a domestic violence claim pending against him.

Quezada’s lawyers declined to comment on that or any aspect of the case.

Quezada chose a lump sum payout of $211 million and received a check for $152 million after taxes, according to state lottery officials. But now a lot of that money is gone. Of the money left over after taxes, $57 million was sent to the Dominican Republic, $5 million was given away, $300,000 was spent on the home in Clifton and $20 million can’t be located, according to attorney Michael De Marco of North Haledon, who is representing Sanchez.

“I think we’re kidding ourselves to say we’ll ever see any of that money again,” De Marco told state Superior Court Chancery Judge Margaret Mary McVeigh in arguing that the court should temporarily freeze the assets.

Wow! What a problem to have, huh?

Read more of this story North Jersey.com.

via EURWeb

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