EuroMillions winner Jane Park claims she's not miserable

  • Jane Park scooped £1million at the age of 17 but says she wished she hadn't won
  • The lucky winner says the cash has ruined her life and threatened to sue officials
  •  But now she has backed down and admitted she's not that miserable at all

By Scott Campbell For Mailonline

Published: 12:47 EST, 15 February 2017 | Updated: 16:55 EST, 15 February 2017

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Britain's youngest Euromillions winner who whinged that the jackpot had made her life worse has now claimed she isn't actually miserable after all.

Jane Park had threatened to sue lottery officials for 'ruining her life' by letting her take home the jackpot at the age of 17.

But appearing on ITV's Loose Women today, Jane, from Edinburgh, admitted she is no longer unhappy about her win.

But Jane says the jackpot has made her life '10 times worse' But Jane says the jackpot has made her life '10 times worse'
She was speaking on ITV's Loose Women She was speaking on ITV's Loose Women

Britain's youngest Euromillions winner who whinged that the jackpot had made her life worse has now claimed she isn't actually miserable after all.  But speaking on ITV's Loose Women today Jane Park admitted life wasn't 'that bad'

She said: '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.'

The youngster scooped £1million after getting lucky with her first ever ticket in 2013 and toasted her win with a bottle of Irn-Bru because she was too young to drink.

Jane vowed to spend it on a customised white Range Rover with pink interior, a season ticket for her beloved Hibernian and a holiday in Ibiza with her friends.

But she has since returned to working in a chip shop, stating that she preferred a 'working routine' to a life of leisure, while her love life has repeatedly come into the spotlight.

The 17-year-old took home £1million from EuroMillions after getting lucky on her first ticket The 17-year-old took home £1million from EuroMillions after getting lucky on her first ticket

The 17-year-old took home £1million from EuroMillions after getting lucky on her first ticket

Miss Park splashed out on luxuries including a Louis Vuitton handbag, £4,500 breast implants when she was 18 and a customised Range Rover  Miss Park splashed out on luxuries including a Louis Vuitton handbag, £4,500 breast implants when she was 18 and a customised Range Rover 

Miss Park splashed out on luxuries including a Louis Vuitton handbag, £4,500 breast implants when she was 18 and a customised Range Rover 

Camelot, which runs EuroMillions in the UK, appointed an adviser to help her manage her wealth but Miss Park said it was only family advice that stopped her wasting all her cash.

She did, however, splash out on luxuries including a Louis Vuitton handbag, £4,500 breast implants when she was 18 and a customised Range Rover.

Jane has even moaned that she thought winning the jackpot would make her life '10 times better'. Instead, she insists it became '10 times worse'.

The now 21-year-old was seen at the ITV studios wearing a feathery black coat before the show The now 21-year-old was seen at the ITV studios wearing a feathery black coat before the show

The now 21-year-old was seen at the ITV studios wearing a feathery black coat before the show

She was all smiles while strutting along the street before her interview with the panel She was all smiles while strutting along the street before her interview with the panel

She was all smiles while strutting along the street before her interview with the panel

She said she had faced a Twitter backlash since complaining about her win but felt she had achieved her aim of campaigning for the age limit for lottery players to be raised to 18. 

Asked if she still planned to sue, she said: 'No. What I said was me phoning up the lottery and saying,'I think 16 is too young, you should up the age to 18', they were never going to be like, "Jane that's great, we'll up our age."

'So what I did was, I'd only spoke to a lawyer, I was just wanting to seek legal advice just to get my point across, get it out there.

'But because it has gone so far already, I won't even have to go any further, I feel like I have been listened to now and people are actually listening to the difficulties.'

Jane said did not want to give her money away as she wanted to have children in the future and provide for them.

However in an interview on Sunday, she said sometimes she wishes she 'had never won at all'. 

It comes just days after she pleaded not guilty to a drink-driving charge in Edinburgh It comes just days after she pleaded not guilty to a drink-driving charge in Edinburgh

It comes just days after she pleaded not guilty to a drink-driving charge in Edinburgh

She said: 'At times, it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life.' She said: 'At times, it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life.'
Jane added: 'I thought it would make it 10 times better but it's made it 10 times worse.# Jane added: 'I thought it would make it 10 times better but it's made it 10 times worse.#

She said: 'At times, it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life'

Her frank admission came days after she pleaded not guilty to a drink-driving charge in her home city of Edinburgh.

She said: 'People look at me and think "I wish I had her lifestyle, I wish I had her money" but they don't realise the extent of my stress.

'They don't know what they're wishing for. They would need to spend some time in my shoes to understand.

'I have material things but apart from that, my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?'

She added: 'I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery, at the least. The current age of 16 is far too young.

'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.

'Most days, I wish I had no money. I say to myself, "My life would be so much easier if I hadn't won". And if I had won £100million, it would have been 100 times worse than this.'

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