'Winning EuroMillions has ruined my life', says 21-year-old

Jane Park was the youngest British person to have won the lottery, aged only 17. She claims, however, that her winnings were the worst thing to ever happen to her.

She continued: "I have material things but apart from that my life is empty".

Jane Park, of Edinburgh, Scotland, won 1 million pounds in 2013 in the Euromillions draw.

After Park originally announced her intent to sue the lottery, arguing that the "16 or older" limit was too low, she received heavy backlash across the United Kingdom, with tabloids and television shows blasting her for complaining about her riches. She said winning the lottery had made her life "ten times worse" and it sometimes felt like it had "ruined" her life. "I was stuck in front of a financial adviser who was using words such as investment bonds".

The UK's youngest ever lottery victor is planning to sue the national lottery operator, Camelot, for enriching her and thus blighting her existence. Instead of finding happiness via conspicuous consumption, Park uncovered an age-old maxim preached by holy men for thousands of years and ignored by enthusiastic lottery winners for nearly as long: Money can't buy happiness, and large amounts of it have a way of, well, complicating things. "What is my objective in life?" she queried.

Park was all smiles when she won the lottery.

"I just went shopping all the time", the Edinburgh native told the Channel Four Television Corporation.

At the time of her win, she was working as an admin temp for £8 an hour and living with her mum in a council flat.

An independent financial and legal panel was set up for her shortly after her win and Camelot also put her in touch with another victor, who won at the same age, to help her adjust to the win.

She added: 'I'm not saying I'm completely unhappy because there is parts of my life that are good and there's days that I wouldn't change anything but there is days when I'm upset and it does get on top of me'.

Park said she thinks that 18 - not 16 - should be the minimum age for winning the lottery. Someone of her young age should never have been allowed to take home the jackpot, she said.

"Camelot doesn't set the age limit to play - this was agreed at the launch of the National Lottery back in 1994 and so any questions about the legal age to play would be a matter for parliament".

"It's scary how different my life is from my friends when they say they're stressed about the money", she said.

People envied her lifestyle and cash but it was nothing worth lusting after, she said.

"A spokesperson from the lottery agency said in a comment: "[We] take the duty of care to winners very seriously and all major winners are offered support and advice for as long as they wish.

A Camelot spokesman said: 'An independent financial and legal panel was set up shortly after Jane's win and we put her in touch with another victor, who won at the same age, to share their experience.

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