17 Year Old Lottery Winner Jane Park Says £1m Ruined Her Life

For most 17 year olds, winning £1 million would be cause for celebration. Such was the case for Scotland’s Jane Park…at least for a while anyways. Four years ago, she became EuroMillions youngest-ever winner at age 17. At a point when many teens are working minimum-wage jobs for a little spending money, Park was splashing […]

jane-park-lotteryFor most 17 year olds, winning £1 million would be cause for celebration. Such was the case for Scotland’s Jane Park…at least for a while anyways.

Four years ago, she became EuroMillions youngest-ever winner at age 17.

At a point when many teens are working minimum-wage jobs for a little spending money, Park was splashing on luxury cars, shopping trips, clothes, and plastic surgery.

Despite the windfall and everything that it afforded her, Park now says the money ruined her life. Furthermore, she’s thinking about suing Camelot, which runs EuroMillions.

“I have material things but apart from that my life is empty,” she told The Mirror. “What is my purpose in life?” I thought it would make [my life] ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse.”

Park added, “I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’”

jane-park-lottery-2Some of the things that she purchased with the money included a £25,000 BMW, £17,000 VW Beetle and a £18,000 Range Rover, the latter of which was customized in purple to honor her favorite football (soccer) team Hibernian. She also flaunted her purchases on Twitter and Instagram, including numerous pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes, which are £455 at the lowest end.

The 21 year old vacations in the Maldives and US, and paid £4,500 for a boob job that took her chest from 34BB to 36FF.

As for the potential lawsuit, Park thinks that the minimum lottery age should be increased to 18, rather than 16 like it is in the UK. The reason why is she believes that nobody under 18 is capable of handling this kind of money.

Camelot says that they appointed an independent financial and legal panel to help Jane manage her payout, and put her in touch with another young winner for advice. But Park didn’t take the offers seriously enough.

 

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