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Euromillions youngest ever winner wanted to sue the lottery after becoming overnight millionaire

Euromillions youngest ever winner wanted to sue the lottery after becoming overnight millionaire

Jane Park quickly shot to fame in her teens, with her life changing forever

The youngest ever EuroMillions winner wanted to sue the lottery after she became a millionaire overnight.

At the age of just 17 when she won, she says it changed her life for the worst - something that may come as a surprise to many.

Jane Park won back in 2013 and now argues that someone under 18 should never have been allowed to win in the first place.

Now in her 20s and admittedly living her best life, she doesn’t regret any of the cash she’s spent so far but does say that ultimately, it made her miserable.

She revealed she has massive trust issues because of how other people have reacted to her overnight millionaire status.

Jane, from Edinburgh, previously explained in an episode of Dr Phil - titled The Curse of the Lottery - that she ultimately 'wouldn't wish [a lottery win] on anyone’.

Claiming she was encouraged to go public with the win, she said it led to massive invasions of her privacy.

She revealed: "I had a stalker, there was people hiding inside the bushes outside my house, they were threatening to through acid in my face.

Jane Park says winning the lottery as a teenager made her miserable.
Dr Phil / CBS

"I was scared to walk out my front door. I don’t think that anyone should ever feel like that."

Jane explained that lotto bosses immediately put the pressure on her to reveal her win to the public because her case was so unusual.

"It's choice but you’re encouraged to go public, especially when the case is different, so because I was 17 they said it's almost unheard of, you should tell people," she said.

However, this was her biggest regret because of what happened next.

As a result of the trauma the publicity led to, she ultimately threatened to sue EuroMillions, arguing that her win should have never been legal because of her young age at the time.

"In the UK, it was 18 to gamble and 16 to play the lottery," Jane told Dr Phil.

Although Jane is now living her best life, winning the lottery came with a lot of negatives.

"You couldn't put a pound in a machine or couldn't go in the shop and buy cigarettes or alcohol, and you couldn't go into a casino, but you could play the lottery.

"I was basically wanting them to listen, like me calling them up and saying 'you should raise the age' they were never going to listen and that is why I went massive with it.

"Since then, that story went very big and they have raised the age to 18 and I feel like I've made a massive impact on that."

She ultimately described her experience of winning as being like a 'dark, twisted fairy tale'.

"I think there is, like it's a very dark, twisted fairy tale and I think no one actually warns you of it - especially younger people. I was 17."

Featured Image Credit: CBS / Instagram/@janeparkx

Topics: UK News, National Lottery, Money