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.RELATED: POWERBALL WINNER PUTS PASSAIC, N.J. BODEGA UP FOR SALEJohn Koblarz’s eyes lit up when he heard Quezada had offered to cover his neighbors’ rents.
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