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First world problems

Postby mr friendly guy » 2017-02-13 08:15am

I wish I had won £1million with my first lottery ticket at 17

http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/we ... f4dc9d31db

Lottery winner, who scooped $1.6m, says win ‘ruined my life’

A WOMAN who struck gold, winning more than $1.6 million in a major lottery, is considering suing the game’s organisers after saying the prize money “ruined her life”.
Jane Park, from Edinburgh in Scotland, scooped one million pounds in 2013 in the Euromillions draw. She was just 17 at the time.
Now 21, Ms Park, who owns two houses, said that while her friends are stressed because of being badly paid, “no one who really understands [how] I feel.”
She told Britain’s Sunday People newspaper that she was considering taking legal action against the UK’s National Lottery for negligence. Someone of her young age should never have been allowed to take out the jackpot, she said.

Ms Park was all smiles when she won the lottery. At the time she was earning $13 an hour doing admin work and living with her mum in a small housing commission unit.
She splashed out on a Range Rover, designer handbags and equally designer dogs.
But despite lottery bosses giving her the services of a financial adviser, she found the win overwhelming.
“At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life. I thought it would make it 10 times better but it’s made it 10 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 envied her lifestyle and cash but it was nothing worth lusting after, she said.
“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?
“It’s scary how different my life is from my friends’. When they say they’re stressed about the money they mean their wages are s**t,” she said. “There’s no one in the same boat as me, no one who really understands. I feel like I’m a 40-year-old.”
She was sick of shopping she said and she couldn’t hold down a relationship despite showering her suitors with gifts.
“I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the ¬lottery, at the least. The current age of 16 is far too young,” she said.
British lottery organisers, Camelot, told the Sunday People they provided Ms Park with financial support and would continue to do so if she requested it. The minimum legal age for lottery players was up to the UK Government, the company said.


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Re: First world problems

Postby Bedlam » 2017-02-13 01:28pm

What is she actually suing for? The minimum age lottery tickets can be purchased is set by the government not Camelot, can she get that changed? And if she does get a financial settlement instead wouldn't that make her more miserable, would she sue her legal team for making her more upset?

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Re: First world problems

Postby mr friendly guy » 2017-02-14 03:01am

I don't think she can sue the company.

Although I am interested in why she is so unhappy and why she attributes that to money. She gave suitors gifts and they never stuck. Maybe don't give them gifts. She has two houses, which is good as property for the most part is a good investment. Why should that cause her stress?

Maybe she should study for something that appeals to her. But this whining is really pathetic.
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Re: First world problems

Postby Raw Shark » 2017-02-14 09:09am

If she hates having money so much, why not give it to her friends who are strapped for cash? If they won't accept it as a gift, make up lavishly-compensated jobs for them. The reason she can't hold down a relationship isn't because guys don't like expensive gifts - Only I am dumb enough to dump a girl over that. I was sleeping with a millionaire, and I told her I was interested in her great looks and fun personality, not her money, when she told me about the money on our third or fourth date. She was always getting me little things and would stealth-pay for meals while I was taking a leak and stuff like that, which I tolerated. One day she offered to buy me my own taxi and I just lost it.

To be fair to myself, she was also as crazy as a shithouse rat. Absolute mayhem behind the wheel: sped everywhere, had several DUIs, and refused to use her turn signal ever, the last of which is a major pet peeve of mine. I'm pretty sure shit like that is why Insane Redhead can't get a license anymore, but she doesn't talk about that.

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