Published: Tue, February 14, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Young millionaire threatens to sue after winning the lottery 'ruined her life'


One of Britain's youngest-ever lottery winners says her £1 million win has made her so unhappy that she's considering suing Camelot for negligence.

Britain's youngest Euromillions victor has revealed she is planning to take legal action against lottery bosses for negligence.

In a TV interview, she claimed that she has lost all good friends and can not give quality time to the family due to excess of money. In her opinion, the minimum age for playing the lottery should be 18, and not 16 as the current rules say.

Ms. Park now wants to sue gaming organizer, Camelot, because she was "too young" to become a millionaire.

A Camelot spokesman said: "An independent financial and legal panel was set up shortly after Jane's win and we put her in touch with another victor, who won at the same age, to share their experience".

However, According to the Mirror Online, Park wants to take legal action against Camelot after arguing that winning made her life "10 times worse".

And around the same time, Michael Carroll, who won £9 million on the lottery at the age of 19, revealed how he'd blown through the cash and was now working in a biscuit factory.

She was speaking in the same week she pleaded not guilty to a charge of drink-driving at a McDonald's branch in Edinburgh. "What is my objective in life?". Apparently, winning so much money at a young age changes a person, and often times not for the better, and despite having a financial counselor provided by the lottery, the 17-year-old was still overwhelmed by pressure.

We all know money doesn't bring you happiness, and Ms. Park is finding this out right now. "I had no clue what they meant".

"It's scary how different my life is from my friends'. I feel like I'm a 40-year-old". "When they say they're stressed about the money they mean their wages are s**t", she said. An independent financial and legal panel was set up shortly after her win and we put Jane in touch with another victor who won at the same age, to share their experience and help Jane adjust to the win.

Camelot, the company that runs Euromillions, goes into great detail about the amount of support they offer winners.

British lottery organizers, Camelot, told the Sunday People they had provided Ms. Park with financial support and would continue to do so if she requested it.

While most who play the lottery fantasize about the moment of winning the jackpot, the reality of winning can be more complicated. "The responsibility for making that decision rests with the Houses of Parliament, and by the time that happens, I will have probably won the lottery myself".

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