Youngest Ever Lottery Winner Wants Her Life BackFebruary 16, 2017 11:48 am
In 2013, Jane Park became Britain’s youngest ever winner of a EuroMillions jackpot, but now almost four years later she has been all over the news recently complaining about how scooping the money has made her an unhappier person. Prior to the then 17 year-old winning £1 million ($1.24m) on the lotto she worked as a temporary admin assistant for £8 ($10) per hour, but following her dramatic change in lifestyle, Park has said she feels isolated, stating:
“There’s no one in the same boat as me, no one who really understands. I feel like I’m a 40-year-old.”
Whereas most people would count their blessing after suddenly being able to take a holiday whenever they wanted, or affording luxury items, Jane Park has said that the whole experience has left her feeling “empty” and without purpose in her life.
In fact, she has even said that she intended to sue Euromillions for ruining her life, with her main complaint being that she believed she was too young to gamble at just 17. If she had her own way, Park said that the age for playing the lottery should be raised to above its current level of 16, adding:
“I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery, at the least. The current age of 16 is far too young.”
In any case, she has apparently now changed her mind about bringing a lawsuit against the organization, which is just as well as it would have had very little chance of success in the UK. After all, as to how being able to do what she wants and when she wants would have elicited any sympathy from a lawcourt or those people who can only dream of such possibilities is not at all clear.
In the meantime, unlike other unfortunate lottery winners who have subsequently lost all their money, Jane Park still seems to have held onto hers. In fact, she has been mentioning in various media interviews about how she still takes four holidays a year, and over the years has bought cars, clothes, a house, as well as forked out £4,500 on a boob job. Lottery operator Camelot has since denied her accusation of negligence in the matter, and of not having offered enough support to the young winner.
“We keep in contact with all major winners for as long as they wish and have been in touch with Jane from time to time since her win to offer ongoing support,” explained the operator.