Lottery millionaire Jane Park drops plans to sue Camelot

Jane Park believes she was too young to have won the lottery. Picture by Jane Barlow

Jane Park believes she was too young to have won the lottery. Picture by Jane Barlow

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Edinburgh lottery winner Jane Park has said she has dropped plans to sue Camelot for allowing her to win £1m at the age of just 17.

Speaking on ITV’s Loose Women yesterday Ms Park, now 21, said she still believed the minimum age to play the lottery should be 18 after she struggled with her massive EuroMillions win.

Last year she was fined £110 for punching a city centre doorman and is currently facing a drink drive charge alleging she was three times the limit at the wheel of her BMW at a McDonald’s drivethrough.

But Ms Park, of Prestonfield, said she had decided against launching a legal action against lottery organisers Camelot after reports were widely circulated at the weekend.

She said: “I’d only spoken to a lawyer and wanted to seek legal advice just to get my point out there.

“But because it’s went so far out there I’m not even going to have to go any further because I feel like I’m being listened to now and I feel like people are actually listening to the difficulties.”

Asked whether she had considered giving the money away, Ms Park added: “I’m not saying it’s completely unhappy because there are parts of my life which are good and there are days where I wouldn’t change anything.”