Don’t you wish you lived on his block? Lol.
Passaic, NJ deli owner Pedro Quezada hit the big Powerball jackpot worth $338 million and out of the goodness of his heart, he said he’s going to pay the rent for everyone on his entire block for at least one or two months.
Read via NY Daily News:
Powerball winner Pedro Quezada is hosting a rent party — for his entire block. A close friend of the newly minted megamillionaire said
Quezada promised to temporarily cover the housing costs for residents
in the Passaic, N.J., neighborhood that housed his bodega. “He said
he’s going to pay the rent for everybody here on this block for at
least a month or two months,” the friend said Saturday outside
Quezada’s Apple Deli Grocery.
“He’s such a good guy.” Word of Quezada’s magnanimous gesture left several of his neighbors stunned. “God bless him, and thank you,”
crowed Richard Delgado, 45, after learning of the pledge. Quezada,
whose generosity is now the stuff of legend, was nowhere to be found
Saturday, five days after he claimed the $338 million Powerball
jackpot. But the Dominican immigrant was still the talk of the
neighborhood. Residents said the hardworking Quezada, 45, is
considered a local hero.
“He’s somebody who needs it, not like the people who had millions already and won it,” said Delgado. Cheech Rivera, 57, said he hardly
ever saw Quezada or his wife because they were always too busy working
to attend summer block parties. “They struggled. They are always
constantly working,” said Rivera. “They don’t really have time to get
together with us.”
Piles of mail were stacked outside Quezada’s home, including a letter from a Morgan Stanley adviser with a handwritten note on the
“I want to help you,” it read. Quezada put his bodega up for sale just two days after scoring the fourth-largest Powerball payout in
history. The freshly retired Quezada opted for a lump-sum payout that
will provide a $152 million payday.
And he’s already taken care of the $29,000 he owed in child support,
according to his friend. Officials in Passaic County said Saturday
that a child-support warrant was stayed until 1:30 p.m. on Monday,
when Quezada is due to appear in court.
Would you have done the same thing? Do the people on your block matter to you? Lol.