$338 Million Beer Run Sparks Twitter Ire Over ‘Immigrant’

A $338 million beer run changed the fortunes of New Jersey man Pedro Quezada, but some Twitter users are engaging in a bit of xenophobic sour grapes over the big jackpot win.

As we reported earlier on The Inquisitr, the $338 million beer run resulted in the sixth-largest Powerball win in the history of the game, and the lucky winner didn’t have to split the jackpot with anyone.

It was revealed Sunday that the $338M jackpot winner purchased the ticket in Passaic County, New Jersey, and the identity of the winner was at first a mystery.

We soon learned that Pedro Quezada, 44, validated his ticket Monday in the late afternoon — and soon media buzzed around the Dominican immigrant and father of five.

Neighbors of Quezada described the lucky $338 million beer run winner as “hardworking,” and neighbor Jose Gonzalez commented in Spanish:

“[Quezada] sometimes would work from six in the morning to 11 at night, so I did not see him much … I am happy for him … I don’t know where he is now but I imagine he will drop by to say hi to his friends.”

While neighbors of the Powerball winner praised him as a family man with good work ethic, Twitter users and commenters on news sites were not as kind and appeared to resent the man his amazing fortune:

Quezada chose the lump sum payout of over $200 million on his Powerball jackpot win.

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