The lottery is considered as a form of gambling but is popular in most countries all around the world. It has transformed the lives of many and has made them realize their dreams. There are also some people who won the jackpot at a tender age when a person hasn’t yet matured to take prudent life decisions. Here we have shared the story of three kids who became millionaires overnight by winning the lottery.
An 18-year-old Brooklyn native never thought that he would win the division one prize when he bought the ‘Win for Life’ ticket from a gas station in Coney Island. But he defied all the odds and in 2012, he won the division one prize of $1000 a week for life. Despite being 18 years old, he has taken a far-sighted decision to keep the money in the bank until he gets admission in an Engineering University. He said in an interview that he would use the money to pay the tuition fees of the university.
Ianthe Fullagar was just 18 years old when she won the UK EuroMillions jackpot in 2010. Rather than squandering her jackpot money, she made an astute decision of putting all the money in the bank. She celebrated her windfall by having a modest meal with her family. She grew her money through smart banking and investments and is now ranked as the 38th richest person in the UK.
Callie Rogers was just 16 years old when she won the UK National Lottery in 2003. Before winning the jackpot, she earned around £5.50 an hour. She told the media that she won’t spend the money (£1,875,000) crazily after receiving it but what happened was quite the opposite. To this date, she had spent $380,000 on drugs to get high, had undergone a breast implant twice and attempted suicide four times. She had blown all her money and is now considering becoming a nurse.
If this story of young accidental lottery winners has ignited the dream of winning a jackpot in you then wait no more, buy a US lottery ticket online or from a nearby news agency and pray that you get all the numbers matched in the next lotto draw. The winning BUYnumbers of lotteries are broadcasted live on various TV channels in the US.