03/26/2013 02:21 pm ET Updated Mar 26, 2013

Pedro Quezada, Dominican Immigrant, Wins Lottery, Sparking Twitter Controversy Over His Nationality (GALLERY)

Pedro Quezada, the Dominican immigrant who seems to have become the happiest person in the world after recently winning the $338 million Powerball jackpot, is already sparking controversy in social media, most of all due to his nationality.

While many have turned to Twitter to celebrate his extraordinary luck and congratulate him, others were quick to criticize the fact that he was not born in the United States and express their disappointment.

Quezada, 44, who has been described by neighbors as “hardworking” validated his winner ticket in New Jersey, The Associated Press reports. He says he is immensely happy and is planning to help his family with the money he receives.

Take a look below at what others are commenting on social media and give us your take in the coments below.

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