The internet and our portal are full of great stories about big winners on lotteries like EuroMillions. But there are also slightly more surprising stories of winners who don’t really act the way you might imagine, having won a fabulous win. This is evidenced, for example, by this other fact which took place last year, in February 2017, and which took another turn for the winner of the jackpot… well, above all a surprising turn for the lottery itself.
She wins 1 million at EuroMillions
We learn that the youngest winner of EuroMillions now regrets having won this fabulous gain. We think we fall on our heads when we read this, but we finally discover that some are capable of anything to take advantage of the system. This will be the case for this young English woman, Jane Park, now 22, but who was just 17 in 2013, when she won that famous jackpot of 1 million pounds at EuroMillions. Currently still the youngest winner in the history of this lottery, she has announced her intention to sue the operator who manages the lottery for the simple reason that this pot would have made her life even harder.
According to her, it would be imperative to set the minimum age for playing this lottery at 18, and not at 17 as is the case in the United Kingdom and unlike other countries such as ours in Belgium or at our French neighbors where the minimum of 18 years is already in place. But you should know that other countries go even further by setting the age limit at 16 years old.
EuroMillions winner regrets
When asked if the minimum age should be raised to 18 and not 17, Jane Park did not hesitate for a single second to answer “yes”. An opportunity for her to justify herself on the fact that she intends to sue Camelot, the operator who manages the EuroMillions for “negligence”. She will then explain that the fact of having won this million has sometimes destroyed her life, causing her annoyances. She is convinced that she saw her life become much worse than the one she had, just before she won this lottery. Much preferring her life before, she is however aware that there is nothing more to do to go back, unfortunately for her. But, clever to the end, the young woman who claims to have seen her life change … absolutely does not plan to return the money …
She admits that regret is present every day and that she would have liked never to have this money, judging that her life, even today, would be much simpler without it. It is a situation that can seem incredible and especially infuriating for many people she meets in the street and who envy her every day, even wishing to be in her place. But she saw it as a constant stress, being convinced that they were not aware of what she could be going through. She explains that she has everything she wants when it comes to material goods, but also that her life is boring and above all empty. This jackpot would have obscured any possibility of allowing him to build a goal in his life. It’s paradoxical, rather harmless and annoying for those who dream of earning even a quarter of their fortune,
Unhappy, but still clever
When a journalist asks her if she wants to get rid of this money, just to make her life less stressful, she retorts with a smile and says firmly “no”. On the other hand, everything is crystal clear for Camelot who in fact has no power over the decision of the minimum age set to participate in gambling. However, he ensures, through the intervention of a manager, that he always provides support to the winners and that Jane was not excluded from this program, benefiting from this help at the time of the facts by receiving the visit of ‘an advisor.
Her mission was to support the winner, give her her money, quickly advise her on investments and external dangers and give her access to a private bank. In addition, the operator indicates that she was also put in touch with a young winner in order to share this new experience with her. An operation which therefore aimed to allow him, already at the time, to live much better in his new situation. An action which was also essential since the young girl had moreover made public her gain !!!! It was therefore, according to this same spokesperson for Camelot, more than necessary to support it by even granting it a right to legal and financial experts.