A survey done a few years ago found that 34% of people rely on winning the lottery as a legitimate retirement plan. 😐 #smh. I’m no financial expert, but when it comes to aggressively planning for one’s retirement, playing the lottery more frequently probably isn’t the best strategy.
But of course some people can get very lucky, like Jane Park, who lives in the U.K. When she was 17 years old she bought her first lottery ticket and won the jackpot of £1 million. That’s roughly CAD $1.6 million, or USD $1.2 million. What did she do with her new found wealth? First, she spent £4,500 on a boob job. 😄 Then she purchased some properties, a Louis Vuitton handbag, and a chihuahua, because why not? 🙄
But it appears her lucky situation had unintentional consequences. At 21 years old today, Jane explains that winning the lottery has actually made her sick. That is to say, “sick of shopping for designer goodies.” She is also “struggling to find a genuine boyfriend who isn’t after her money.” Jane says that despite her wealth people don’t seem to understand her stress of being a millionaire. She says despite her material possessions her life feels “empty and without purpose.” Damn. Poor girl.
“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.’” ~ Jane Park
But don’t feel too sorry for her just yet. Jane is currently thinking about suing the lottery company for giving her the money and ruining her life. She claims that the company should not be selling lottery tickets to 17 year olds because someone at that age can’t handle so much money. Again, I’m no expert. But if money caused her to feel empty and without purpose in the first place, then I’m not sure suing for more money is going to help her situation. 😄
Random Useless Fact:
There was record snowfall this year in parts of Canada
This is what Vancouver looked like a week ago.
What an odd story. People who think like this should be reminded that they don’t have to spend any of the money if they don’t want. If she wanted to live the life she had before, all she had to do was put the money away and not spend a dime of it.
It would seem to me that she lacks the basic self understanding to manage money.
I kinda feel the same way, I thought becoming rich (about 1 million) would make me happier, I wouldn’t have to work etc. But now that I have a whole lot of money in the bank I don’t know what to do with my life. I am even considering finding a job, what an irony.
I think people are happiest when they feel like they have a purpose. Now that you are successful, you have all the time and money in the world to find what truly makes you happy. Someone wise once said you should choose a job that you enjoy so much that you would do it even if it didn’t pay you anything. 🙂
Lol her logic makes perfect sense to me!
Money makes the world go round. :^)
I read the same article and was about to write a blog post in response to that, but you beat me to it, lol. In my opinion, she ruined her own life, not the lottery corporation. To blame other for her own action is just what irresponsible people do. From some of the research that I read about lottery winners, more than half of them go bankrupt within five years. She is on track for sure. And the real reason for suing? Running out of money and looking for a quick way for fund her irresponsible live style.
Yeah, unfortunately money can be an addiction like substance abuse if people aren’t careful about how they manage it.
Suing the lottery company? I wonder if she is simply running low and needs a refill.
That’s certainly a possibility.
I’d guess she’s probably not a millionaire now and is approaching bankruptcy. The lawsuit is probably a last ditch effort at some fame or money grab. I agree it would have been a massive change for her, but come on…Makes your life ten times worse cause she’s sick of shopping…stop shopping…Boom you’re healthy now. Free advice!
There’s probably a lot of contradicting thoughts she experiences in her mind.
Money is an amplifier. If you’re a healthy, healthy, well-adjusted person, you just get more of that. If you are crazy, then it’ll amplify your crazy.
Nicely put Patrick. It sounds like you are pretty good at philosophy. :0)
Literally hilarious the way people think. Thank you for sharing; crazy, poor girl. Money doesn’t buy happiness or meaning, that’s for sure.
yeah, meaning comes from the inside. Money can buy a lot of things, but not self knowledge.
In addition to her worries, she may also add bankruptcy to that lost if she keeps spending that much. 1.6 M isn’t the holy grail especially if you aren’t working. Still need a budget and to spend effectively.
She looks good, then buys fake tits and then complains guys only want her for her money. Shows how out of reality she is. They want her fake tits and money…… lol Where were her parents? I dont play the lottery I think it would be alot worse to win, so much publicity and I know family members and certain friends would come running. Wouldn’t matter how much I gave them.
Here’s a tip I learned to increase the chances of winning the lottery: Buy as many tickets as you can afford.
Lol, just kidding.