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Is ex entitled to part of man's lottery $$$?

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  • New Jersey man won $338 million in Powerball
  • Ex-girlfiend and mother of his child is suing for part of the jackpot
Is ex entitled to part of man's lottery $$$?

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The not-so-lucky lottery winners

The not-so-lucky lottery winners

A New Jersey man is being sued after his giant lottery payday has turned into a target for lawyers.

Pedro Quezada won $338 million in a Powerball Jackpot last spring (about $150 million lump sum after taxes).

He's now being sued by his ex-girlfriend, and mother of their child, Ines Sanchez. The couple lived together for 10 years, though they never married.

Lawyers point out that New Jersey is not a common law state. That means that just because the couple lived together for a decade, the state does not see them as married. Ten states would recognize the couple's years of living together as a type of marriage, and Sanchez would be entitled to part of the winnings.

HLN's Joey Jackson appeared on CNN Monday morning and explained that while she may not get a share of the winnings herself, going forward her child support payments will probably increase.

Shortly after winning the jackpot, ABC News reported that Quezada paid back almost $30,000 in child support he owed. He has five children in all. 

What do you think? Should he share his winnings? Tell us below in the comments and see what others said on HLN News Now at 4 p.m. ET.

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