TEENAGE WINNER TO SUE AS My life isn’t all champagne and sparkles... Lotto win has made it ten times worse
BRITAIN’S youngest EuroMillions winner says her stupendous windfall has ruined her life.
And Jane Park, who was only 17 when she scooped £1million with her first-ever ticket, is considering legal action against lottery bosses for negligence.
Astonishingly, she claims someone her age should not have been allowed to win.
In a breath-taking whinge about her jackpot, Jane, now 21, says the money has made her life ten times worse.
The attractive blonde told the Sunday People she is…
SICK of shopping for designer goodies.
STRUGGLING to find a genuine boyfriend who isn’t after her money.
MISSING her Benidorm holidays because trips to upmarket resorts are too snooty.
BURDENED with the “stress” of being a millionairess.
Jane, speaking in the same week she pleaded not guilty in her home city of Edinburgh to a charge of drink driving at a McDonald’s, said: “At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life.
“I thought it would make it ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse. I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’
“People look at me and think, ‘I wish I had her lifestyle, I wish I had her money.’ But they don’t realise the extent of my stress.
“I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?”
Jane added: “I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery, at the least. The current age of 16 is far too young.”
Back in 2013, Jane was a giddy 17- year- old toasting her win with Scottish fizzy pop Irn Bru because she was too young for champagne.
She was working as an admin temp for £8 an hour and living with her mum Linda in a two-bedroom flat on an Edinburgh council estate.
Four years on she feels she never really understood what difference the money would make to her life.
Jane said: “My nana Anne told me, ‘You might as well have given me a gun.’ I was like, ‘Nana, what are you talking about? This is the best thing ever?’ But now I totally agree.
“She was saying you can’t give a 17-year-old that amount of money.”
Camelot, who run EuroMillions in the UK, appointed an adviser to help Jane manage her new wealth.
But Jane, who now owns two properties and calls herself a developer, insists it was only family advice that stopped her blowing all the money.
She said: “I’ve read about other l ottery winners who’ve just blown it all and I can totally see how it can be done.
“I was stuck in front of a financial adviser who was using words like investment bonds. I had no clue what they meant.” Jane splashed out on treats such as the Louis Vuitton handbag she still carries.
She also bought a chihuahua, Princess, who didn’t last quite so long.
Jane said: “My dog stays with my auntie but I still go and see her.
“At the time there was too much going on. She didn’t like my car and I didn’t have time for her.”
That car, an £18,000 purple Range Rover, also failed to bring happiness. Jane sighed and said: “It was flashy and people were always looking at me. But it was far too big.”
And while Jane travelled to the US and the Maldives, she prefers Benidorm and Magaluf.
“I don’t go on holiday that much, about four times a year,” she said. “I wait until my friends can go.
“And although I’ve been to the Maldives I much prefer Benidorm because nobody y is lookingg down at