World's Youngest, Generous Lottery Winner Makes Headlines Again!

What would you do with your mega million lottery jackpot winnings?  Is a new house on the cards? Possibly buying a new shiny sports car ... or three?  Surely with winnings that amount to nearly nine-figure status with online games at PlayUKLottery.com, splurging large could very easily be done with reckless abandon. But for some winners giving back and sharing their good-fortune is first and foremost, and paramount on their winning to-do lists.

Winners like young teenager, Jane Park are an inspiration to us all, whether you’re a lottery winner or not.  Jane and her unusual spending have shed a bright light on what could be achieved with lottery winning. Seventeen-year-old Park enjoyed a massive £1 million win on her very first ever UK Lottery ticket, and while being a subject covered across all media platforms; even being part of a BBC Documentary, it’s what she did with her winnings that really made her stand out. Notably Jane’s July 28th, 2013 win meant that she was also one of the world’s youngest lottery winners, with the 17-year old being the topic of BBC One’s documentary – Teenage Millionaire: The Year I Won the Lottery

Jane handled all the media, attention and UK Lotto success in her stride and within just a few months was back at work, stating that she was dying for social interaction.  She also moved back home with her mom and rented out the houses she purchased as she didn’t much enjoy the solitude. The hardest part of winning was the decision as to how much and to whom she’d donate winnings to:

“The hardest decision I had to make was deciding how much money to give to my family and friends. How much is too much and how much is not enough? I didn’t want them thinking ‘she’s being a bit tight’. Not that my family would ever think that.”

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The biggest spending was Jane’s investment in property and a package tour to Benidorm with her mom. Jane’s selfless spending really shone through with her next spending though. The plight of 15-year-old Leon Randle, really stood out to her – and it was to him she would reach out most, and put some of that lottery winning fortune to real good use. The young Randle is a terminally ill teen who suffers from a rare and dangerous form of cancer.  His simple dream of wanting to visit Universal Studios in Orlando, and as a huge Transformers fan, to go on the 3D Transformers ride as well as swimming with dolphins really tugged at Jane’s heart-strings.

Seeing that she could make a youngster’s dream and dying wish a reality, the teen-herself immediately contacted Leon’s parents on social media offering the financial aid in making his dreams come true. As with most things in life, and as the saying goes: ‘the wheel turns’, with karma definitely shining down on the winner and her family in the latest report on the life of Jane Park.

The winner once again made headlines this week, when her mother’s attacker was sentenced in an Edingburgh Court yesterday. Park’s mother, Linda Restorick was attacked by a woman who broke into her home and held her at knife-point on December 17th, 2014, justs a day before Jane was scheduled to appear in the Documentary. The burglar made off with a handbag containing £630, as well as Linda Restorick’s bank pin-code. The assailant, Natasha Stirling, was swiftly apprehended with Park’s mother escaping the ordeal unscathed. Things could so very easily have gone the wrong way, and one has to wonder if it’s a result of the old adage holding true, that one good turn, really does deserve another.

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Play UK National Lottery online with PlayUKLottery.com and see yourself to your very own lotto jackpot prize.  You could then spend it however you wish, and given the nature of jackpot prizing available through the online lotto site, you’ll definitely have enough left over to share with friends, family and various charitable endeavors. Play in a variety of games from US Lottery to Euro Lotto like EuroMillions and make your wildest lottery dreams and philanthropic aspirations come to fruition right now!  

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