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Kenyan Immigrant Wins $1.8 Million in US Lottery

Are the streets in America really paved with gold? Moses Bittok probably thinks so.

Mr. Bittok, who immigrated from Kenya to the United States, learned last week he had a winning ticket worth nearly $2 million from an Iowa lottery.

And get this - he realized he had won shortly after taking the oath of U.S. citizenship.

As he cashed in his ticket, Mr. Bittok said - quote - "It's almost like you adopted a country and they netted you $1.8 million dollars."

He added that something like this can only happen in America.

Some information for this report provided by AP.