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UK’s youngest ever lottery winner says she ‘wouldn’t wish it on anyone’

Claire Reid

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UK’s youngest ever lottery winner says she ‘wouldn’t wish it on anyone’

The UK’s youngest ever lottery millionaire Jane Park has said she wishes she’d never won.

Park scooped a million quid on the Euromillions back in 2013 when she was just 17, but has admitted the big win isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You can see talk about her win here:

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Park, who has previously spoken about post-win struggles, is set to appear on an episode of Dr Phil titled The Curse of the Lottery.

In a trailer for the show, the celebrity psychologist can be heard asking Park about the tough times she faced after becoming a millionaire, saying: “You had stalkers, death threats…”

To which Park replied: "I wish I'd never won it, I wouldn't wish it on anyone."

Park shared the trailer to her Instagram, where she encouraged her 217,000 fans to tune.

Posting the clip, she wrote: "Tomorrow CBS 4pm America, 9pm UK. I know CBS is on fire sticks so that's probably your best bet to watch it, if not the episode will eventually be on YouTube. Aaah could scream."

Jane Park has said she wishes she’d never won the lottery. Credit: CBS
Jane Park has said she wishes she’d never won the lottery. Credit: CBS

The millionaire has previously spoken to LADbible about how she grew to ‘hate’ her new life.

Park, from Edinburgh, said: "Literally it came to a point where I was like 'I hate this'.

"I remember just thinking 'I'm so young' and 'Why would anyone put someone this young through these emotions'.

"I remember my nana saying 'It's like giving a kid a gun in their hand and not telling them what to do with it'."

"I understand how easily your life could just spiral out of control. I could feel it happening."

Park has also spoken about the horrendous abuse she was met with after news of her win made its way into the press.

Jane was just 17 when she won the lottery. Credit: Instagram/@janeparkx
Jane was just 17 when she won the lottery. Credit: Instagram/@janeparkx

During an interview with Tyla, she said: "When the story came out that I was going to sue I literally had the worst amount of abuse online.

"People were saying like 'Die', I had acid attack threats, it was literally hectic.

"People were hating on me and I was just this young girl who just wanted to be heard. I remember feeling like my life was s**t.

"I thought it was going to be amazing, I was going to be this big massive celebrity, constantly being on red carpets and stuff.

"I was literally sitting in a three-bedroom house alone, crying myself to sleep."

You can listen to her full interview here:


Featured Image Credit: CBS/Instagram/@janeparkx

Topics: National Lottery, Money

Claire Reid
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