The youngest British lottery winner in history is claiming the EuroMillions has ruined her life.
Jane Park, 21, from Edinburgh, was just 17-years-old when she won £1 million on a scratch card – the first she’d ever bought.
Park went from living on a council estate to owning two properties; she has also become a national ‘celebrity’ garnering media attention throughout the past four years, from the time she wrote a list of rules for her boyfriend as he embarked on a lads’ holiday to her plastic surgery.
Jane, now 21, is considering legal action against the lottery organisers for negligence, claiming ‘winning the lottery has ruined my life’.
She told The Sunday People:
At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life. I thought it would make my life ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse.
I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won’. People look at me and think, ‘I wish I had her lifestyle, I wish I had her money’.
But they don’t realise the extent of my stress. I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?
There’s no one in the same boat as me, no-one who really understands.
Jane has spent holidays in the Maldives, bought herself a purple Range Rover, spent thousands on plastic surgery and got to leave her temp job as an administrator.
Jane has criticised Camelot, who run the EuroMillions in the UK, for allowing young people to play the lottery.
I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery, at the least.
The current age of 16 is far too young.
Her frank admission – which will no doubt anger anyone who has ever experienced money troubles – comes days after she pled not guilty to a drink-driving charge at a McDonald’s in Edinburgh.
A Camelot spokesman told The Sunday People they offered Jane support after her big win and will continue to do so.