A 21-year-old British woman who scooped up £1 million ($1.2 million) thanks to a lottery win when she was 17 says the money has ruined her life.
Jane Park, Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner, claims someone her age should not have been allowed to win, reports the Daily Mirror.
“I thought it would make it ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse,” she told the newspaper. “I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.'”
Now Park is considering legal action against the UK’s National Lottery — which is open to anyone aged 16 and over — arguing kids under 18 shouldn’t be able to play. But a spokesman for Camelot, who run UK lottery, said the company gave Park financial and legal advice.
Park, who now owns two properties and a purple Range Rover, claims it was advice from her family that actually stopped her from blowing all the money.
“I don’t go on holiday that much, about four times a year,” she told the newspaper. “I wait until my friends can go. And although I’ve been to the Maldives I much prefer Benidorm because nobody is looking down at you. You can get as drunk as you want. In the Maldives, you can’t go and get absolutely hammered.” [Daily Mirror]