There’s a reason for the age limit of 16 years when playing the lottery – winning the kind of cash that all our favourite international lotteries can offer brings about a life of freedom, but with this freedom is a huge amount of responsibility. Despite this age limit, there have been some notable young EuroMillions lottery winners who only just make the cut to receive a life-altering jackpot prize. Imagine winning a jackpot at only 16 years!
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Callie Rogers of Cumbria won the EuroMillions £1.9million jackpot in 2003 at age 16, and Ianthe Fullagar from the same town won more than £7million in 2008 at just 18 years old. Callie wittered her fortune away on parties but clever Ianthe decided to invest hers.
Tracey Makin was the happy recipient of the £1 million prize in 1998 when she was 16 and Michael Carroll won a whopping £9,736,000 at age 19, but age didn’t necessarily translate into wisdom because smart Tracey went back to school and is saving her lottery windfall whereas Michael wasted all of his jackpot winnings on parties!
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And then there’s the EuroMillions winner who looked so young that she was nearly refused a EuroMillions ticket entry – into the EuroMillions lottery draw that awarded the lucky little punter £1 million! The shop-keeper took one look at Jane Park, aged 17, and immediately asked her to show some form of proof of age. Luckily for Jane, she had her ID on her and bought the winning ticket!
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