Britain’s youngest lottery winner is sad and alone and now she’s being trolled
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When Jane Park was 17-years-old she became Britain’s youngest lottery winner.
Jane, from Edinburgh, scooped a massive £1 million jackpot on the Euromillions and splashed out on designer handbags, a three-bedroom house, breast implants, a lavish 18th birthday party with a pink ball gown and tiara and several holidays.
She also agreed to be filmed for a BBC documentary Teenage Millionaire: The Year I Won the Lottery.
But what she didn’t expect was for the money to make her feel unhappy and completely alone.
Not only that but she is now being trolled for having ‘no class’ after the first episode of the BBC documentary aired last night on BBC 3.
This teenage millionaire program goes to show money can’t buy you class ??
People are still tweeting me hate at this time.. Fuck me man. Goodnight??
It’s all because Jane said she prefers to fly with budget airline Ryanair to Benidorm and Magaluf with her mother rather than jetting off to expensive places like Thailand, Australia and New Zealand for her holidays.
‘I’d love to go to Australia, New Zealand or Thailand but but I am still young and those places are quite far away from home,’ she said.
‘We didn’t stay in a fancy hotel because I thought that would be a waste of money. I find with expensive hotels the food is too posh and the people are a bit snobby, I don’t like that. I have ordinary taste. I like going on holiday and being around people with the same personality as me.’
Jane was also criticised for ‘being a tramp’ and choosing to live in a council house with her mother and sister rather than alone in a house of her own.
‘Even though I have won a lot of money, I still have the same emotions as everyone else,’ she said.
‘I don’t think I was ready for it when I first moved. It gets really lonely and there’s nothing to do. I don’t know many people my age around here so I get bored and eat food. I couldn’t make the bed, I couldn’t cook or clean or pay bills so I moved back home.’
She says she has had enough nasty comments from trolls on her Twitter account to ‘last a lifetime’ but despite this she is trying to remain as positive as possible.
Jane admits that while she has been lucky to win, despite what many say, money really doesn’t buy happiness.When Jane Park was 17-years-old she became Britain's youngest lottery winner. Jane, from Edinburgh, scooped a massive £1 million jackpot on the Euromillions and splashed out on designer handbags, a…
Teenage Millionaire: The Year I Won the Lottery
Cameras follow 17-year-old Jane Park – one of the youngest ever lottery winners – over the course of a year as she decides what to do with the £1 million she won in a lucky dip.
Seventeen-year-old Jane Park is one of the youngest ever lottery winners. She won £1,000,000 with her first ever lucky dip. We follow Jane over the course of her first year as a millionaire as she tries to figure out what to do with her new-found wealth. There are adventures in Benidorm and Magaluf and a love affair with a chihuahua called Princess.Following 17-year-old Jane Park over a year as she decides what to do with her winnings. ]]>