Youngest EuroMillions winner Jane Park hated scooping £1m jackpot

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Britain's youngest ever EuroMillions winner has admitted she ended up 'crying herself to sleep' instead of living the dream life of a millionaire in the years after bagging the prize.

Now an influencer, Jane Park became a history-making winner in 2013 when she won £1,000,000 on the draw at the age of just 17.

The Edinburgh native spent the winnings on holidays, cars and designer clothes, even stumping up for a luxury three-bedroom home.

But eight years on, Jane shockingly claims that the cash left her feeling "bored and miserable" – and often felt she should never have been allowed to win the big sum.

The 26-year-old told LADbible: "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'."

She went on: "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."

She came under heavy criticism and some abuse in 2017 when it was reported she was planning to sue Camelot, who owns the National Lottery, for letting her win the draw.

In some of the worst hate messages, she was told to 'die' and even threatened with an acid attack.

Jane now says that she was never actually planning to bring any legal action against the company, but feels that the attention she garnered was instrumental in helping change the rules of the lottery for the better.

Camelot raised the age restriction for tickets on all games from 16 to 18 in April this year.

In another troubling story, the EuroMillions winner also recounted how a Brazilian bum lift procedure she had in Turkey almost killed her, telling how she was "hooked up on drips" during a month-long hospital stay and "ended up having septicaemia".

Reflecting on the ups and downs of life as a young lottery winner, she concluded: "You have good days and you have bad days. There are times where I feel lonely and I feel bored and I feel s***.

"But there are other times where I'm flying to Dubai and I'm doing nice things and I'm very grateful for the life that I live."

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