The Huffington Post reports that a lawsuit involving Powerball lottery winner Pedro Quezada and his partner Inez Sanchez has been dropped after the warring couple put aside their conflict in order to get back together.
The on-again romance caps off a saga that began when Quezada won the $338 Powerball lottery last year. After opting to take his winnings in a lump sum payment and giving Uncle Sam his due in taxes, Quezada took home $152 million. Despite reports describing Sanchez as his wife, Quezada was not married to Sanchez.
Instead, the pair was partners for nearly 10 years, had a child together and ran a grocery store in Passaic, N.J., the Post noted.
Once Quezada hit the jackpot, everything changed. Sanchez left Quezada, who mentioned that she could have “whatever she wants.” In Sanchez’s lawsuit, she said the winning ticket was bought with their shared earnings and she should have a portion of the money.
The change in status resulted in Quezada becoming depressed, according to The Record newspaper.
“He went from having all of this family and no money to having all of this money and no family,” Quezada’s attorney Paul Fernandez told the publication.
Things are obviously different now, with the suit being dropped and Quezada and Sanchez living together again.
“I wish the parties good luck and a wonderful future,” Judge Margaret Mary McVeigh said. “I hope this works out for you. Good luck, be happy and find what is most important in life.”