Newly Minted U.S. Citizens Wins a Lottery Mint

Plenty of immigrants find success in America, though not normally so quickly. Moses Bittok is an immigrant from Kenya who took an oath to become a U.S. citizen. Later that same day, he found out that he'd purchased a winning ticket in the Iowa Hot Lotto. Bittok claimed a $1.9 million lottery jackpot Monday. The newly minted American says he was calm when he claimed the first installment of the money — but his wife was screaming.



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