Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner is now planning to sue UK's National Lottery.
The UK Mirror reports that Jane Park won $1.25 million after getting her first-ever lottery ticket at the age of 17. But four years later, the now 21-year-old is claiming she was too young to handle the jackpot responsibly.
“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,” she told paper. “I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won,’” she said.
She also said that while many people look at her and wish they had her money, they just don't "understand the extent of [her] stress."
A list of grievances she shared with the Sunday People include being "sick" of shopping for designer goods, struggling to find a genuine boyfriend who isn’t after her money, longing for regular vacations because trips to upmarket resorts are too snooty, and being burdened with the “stress” of being a millionairess.
The exhausting amount of wealth was used to travel the world, purchase designer clothes, and quite a few extravagant nights out. And she evidently didn't think twice about posting pics of her Rolex and brand new purple Range Rover to her Instagram account.
A spokesman for the British lottery firm Camelot said the company gave Park financial advice and put her in touch with other young lottery winners for support shortly after she claimed the cash. Even so, Park has determined that the legal lottery age is too low.
“You can’t give a 17-year-old that amount of money,” she said.“I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery, at the least. The current age of 16 is far too young.” And as aforementioned, she's currently seeking legal assistance in filing a lawsuit against UK's National Lottery to raise the lottery age.
As she struggles to find her purpose in life because "there’s no one in the same boat as her," we will say she's at least got her looks going for her.
h/t: New York Post