Today’s Badass: Guy Wins Lottery, Pays Rent For Entire Block

Powerball Jackpot Reaches A Record $550 Million
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If we picked the winning Powerball numbers, none of our neighbors would ever hear from us again, ’cause we’d be living in some exotic locale far, far away from their domestic squabbles and barking dogs and loud sex. But Pedro Quezada of New Jersey, who just won $338 million, must actually like his neighbors–he’s covering their housing.

“He said he’s going to pay the rent for everybody here on this block for at least a month or two months,” a friend told the New York Daily News. “He’s such a good guy.”

Much to our relief, Quezada–an immigrant who grew up poor and worked his ass off running a bodega for years–will treat himself too. “I will help those in need,” he confirmed at a press conference, but plans to buy “a good car–the one I like.”

He’s also promising to buy his wife “whatever she wants.” Be careful, buddy, that could easily wind up costing more than a block’s worth of rent.

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