Powerball winner is spreading the wealth
Updated: Monday, April 1 2013, 08:31 AM EDT
NEW JERSEY (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The New Jersey man that just won the $338-million Powerball jackpot is spreading the wealth.
Pedro Quezada took the lump sum payout, which means he walked away with $152-million.
He's planning on paying the rent for all of the neighbors in his block for the next month or two.
While many of his neighbors are stunned, others say that's typical of the hard worker from the Dominican Republic.
"He's always part of this community, especially in this block, you know. He's always been up and down, whenever, whenever anybody needed something, he was always there firsthand to really give back, especially to this block," said neighbor James Martinez.
Quezada recently retired and has put his bodega up for sale.
He also took care of the $29,000 he owed for back child support.