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Now broke, teen lottery winner blew through $3M

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Luckily she did not die from a drug overdose and has cleaned up.  Even with her wild spending habits, I am surprised that she still has money left after six years, especially when she won $ 3 million.

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Young fool.

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They allow people as young as 16 to play the lottery in Britain? Where were her parents in all this? I don't think a teenager has the ability to handle or control that much money. I'm not saying her parents should have had it, but, there should have been someone overseeing it, like some type of custodian.

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Sadly their were no Responsible Adults in her Family to Guide Her Along the Way.

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In response to ThatScaryChick

I agree. There should have been something set up to limit how much she could withdraw at any given time. Be it per day, per week, per transaction, something. Or set up like an allowence per week or per month. It reminds me of when the kid next door opened a bank account. Because she was a minor, her dad had her account set up so she could not withdraw without his consent. She could deposit her butt off but in order to withdraw she needed his signature right there with hers.

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Wow, I wonder if each of her 2 children have a drug addiction now or soon.  Certainly, her 4 year-old child has suffered longer than her 1-year old child. 

Also, it's very sad, unfair, and deranged that the children's father (didn't say married to her) isn't being forced to pay back the monies that he stole from her/his children's trust funds [how can it be legal for a parent (even if they have the same last name) to siphen off hundreds of thousands of dollars from their baby and toddler children's trust funds; aren't these funds audited by someone who observes AGES of the trust owners? Perhaps, in the case of minors, trust funds shoud begin being treated as JUDGE SUPERVISED Probate accounts].

Turkey

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Wow, what a sad story.

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This is not a sad story. The people who really need to win the lottery can't win, and the cracck head who doesn't need it end it up win. So what can I say? Whose choice is it? Is it our choice or someone else? For example, I got a good heart and have many good plan if I win, but I can't win. Wht? Why? Why? someone give me an answer

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In response to kikie

Well, you may have noticed that several jackpot winners had the same results as you (never really winning more than a $2-$30 bucks) -- but then, SUDDENLY, after buying each drawing ticket(s) for 20 years, they win the jackpot ... THEN THE BIG EXCITEMENT BEGINS!

Obviously, we have to obtain a ticket in order to win.  Best wishes to each of you LotteryPost folks (whether your behavior is good OR bad as the crow flies) .  Star

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In response to kikie

Because you do not deserve to win. That's why.

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"Suddenly I went from having nothing to having more money than I could ever imagine, and I was only 16. Everyone all over the world was reading stories about me and (I) hated being in the spotlight.'"


Well she could have chosen to remain anonymous, UK lottery winners can and most do and get on with their lives, just with more financial security.

myturn's avatar - 6a00d8341c565553ef0148c6e6e8fe970c 800wi

"homes for family members", that is the problem, some lottery winners think they can work wonders for their families and go broke trying. She should have invested her win and kept stum, but she was only 16. If only she had sensible parents, but if they did try to advise her, would she have listened?

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I read the story on yahoo yesterday, people like that don't deserve to win the lottery.I also heard stories of older people spending all the money on a short period of time.When i win the lottery i won't tell nobody and the money will last.

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Wow.  Blush I am a shocked at you guys, especially you Todd.   What a nasty comment to leave behind.   It's not like any of you were angels or innocent or that d*mn smart when you were 16.   What a bunch of sourpuss lottery losers you guys are.   With that kind of attitude towards other people in their time of hardships, I sure as heck hope you NEVER win a cent.   Behave like you age, if you don't wanna be called out on it, she's 16.  You're not.  You know better.   Still, I hope all of you that commented nasty things, never win a thing.  Again, just shocked at your negative comments, especially from some you chronic posters, who should post better.

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