The UK’s youngest-ever lottery winner says she wanted to sue EuroMillions after her life changed overnight.
The prospect of winning the lottery is something we all dream of.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have that much money to spend?
Well, while one teenage winner was thrilled to realise her dream of becoming a millionaire, she cautions that winning such a fortune isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Watch the UK’s youngest-ever lottery winner talk about wanting to sue after her win…
In the UK, the legal age limit for purchasing lottery tickets was raised to 18 in 2021, having been 16 since 1994.
Jane Park, now 27, says that she actually threatened to sue after her win at age 17 – before the government upped the age limit.
She believes that someone under the age of 18 should never have been allowed to win the jackpot in the first place.
And Park says that while she is ‘still living her best life’ and doesn’t regret any of the money she’s spent, winning the lottery ultimately made her miserable.
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She also admits to having trust issues because of how others reacted to her newfound fortune and that she ‘wouldn’t wish a lottery win on anyone’.
Park was encouraged to go public with her win but says that then led to disturbing invasions of her privacy.
She tells Dr Phil: “I had a stalker, there were people hiding inside the bushes outside my house, they were threatening to throw acid in my face.
“I was scared to walk out my front door. I don’t think that anyone should ever feel like that.”
“Since then, that story went very big and they have raised the age to 18 and I feel like I’ve made a massive impact on that.”
Park admits that winning the lottery turned out to be like a ‘dark, twisted fairy tale’.
She says: “It’s a very dark, twisted fairy tale and I think no one actually warns you of it – especially younger people.”
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