LONDON — A British woman who won the lottery at age 17 is considering legal action against the British lottery for negligence.
Jane Park won about $1.2 million when she became Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner and claims that winning the lottery at a young age has “ruined her life.”
Park, now 21, told British newspapers that she is sick of shopping for designer clothes, struggling to find a boyfriend who isn’t after her money and burdened with the “stress” of being a millionaire.
“I thought it would make it 10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse,” Park said. “I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.
“I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?”
The minimum age to win the lottery in Britain is 16.AlertMe