Saturday, March 30, 2013
Dominican Wins Powerball
NY Daily News- "He doesn’t forget about us,” said family friend Federico Colon. “He comes and visits the people he grew up with. Maybe next time, he’ll come in a limousine.”
The instant millionaire, who bought the winning ticket at Eagle Liquor in Passaic, opted for a lump-sum payout. He will receive about $152 million after state taxes, officials said. It’s the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history.
Another visit to the Dominican Republic for Quezada could be imminent.He’s rapidly cutting his ties to Passaic. A for-sale sign went up Wednesday at the tiny, family-owned Apple Deli Grocery.
Before the store went on the block, Quezada had already announced his retirement from the bodega business.
His last Dominican trip came around Christmas 2011 — and the locals are definitely looking forward to his next trek.
“He’s putting Jarabacoa on the map,” Colon said. “His dream came true. Thank God.”
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