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.