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A UK Lottery Winner is Considering Suing Claiming the Prize Money Ruined Her Life

A UK Lottery Winner is Considering Suing Claiming the Prize Money Ruined Her Life

OMFG this headline made my blood boil before I even read the story here from News.com.au and after reading it, I seriously saw red.

Jane Park, from Edinburgh in Scotland, won one million pounds (approx $1,633,730 Australian dollars) in the Euromillions draw in 2013. She was just 17 at the time.

Now 21, Ms Park, who owns two houses, said that while her friends are stressed because of being badly paid, “no one who really understands {how} I feel.”

Yeah, my heart is bleeding for her. Seriously, that poor sweetheart.

She told Britain’s Sunday People newspaper that she was considering taking legal action against the UK’s National Lottery for negligence. “Someone of her young age should never have been allowed to take out the jackpot”, she said. Yes, the solution to having too much money is to try and get MORE money. Uh-huh.

When Jane won the lottery she was earning $13/hour doing administration work and living with her mum in a small housing commission unit.

With her winnings she purchased a Range Rover, designer handbags, designer dogs and two houses.

The lottery provided her with a financial adviser, but she has found the win overwhelming.

“At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life. I thought it would make it 10 times better but it’s made it 10 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’.” Most days she wishes she had no money. Note: not all the days.

She said her life had nothing worth lusting after.

“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. It’s scary how different my life is from my friends’. There’s no one in the same boat as me, no one who really understands.” I feel like a 40-year-old?”

Well, that IS serious. Nobody wants to feel like a 40 year old!

“She was sick of shopping she said and she couldn’t hold down a relationship despite showering her suitors with gifts.”

OK, this girl clearly needs help because how could anyone ever get sick of shopping? It was only 1.6 million not 1.6 billion. I could have spent that in a month.

“I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery, at the least. The current age of 16 is far too young,” she said. She had a JOB at 17. Minimum wage. She wasn’t in nappies for God’s sake.

British lottery organisers, Camelot, told the Sunday People they provided Ms Park with financial support and would continue to do so if she requested it. The minimum legal age for lottery players was up to the UK government, the company said.

Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy is a married mother of three and regularly provides us with recipes and strange but true stories about her life. When she’s not here, she can also be found on her website pinkpostitnote.com where all her other recipes are located!

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