‘Twisted fairytale’: Woman shares regrets about $1.7 million lotto win

A woman who won $1.7 million says playing the lottery should carry a government health warning –

as she branded hitting the jackpot a “twisted fairytale”.

Euromillions winner Jane Park says the dream of winning big is not all it has cracked up to be,

 and is now wanting to sue the company, Camelot, that sold her the ticket at age 17.

Jane, from Edinburgh, Scotland, says she has been blackmailed and threatened with violence since scooping £1 million ($A1.7 million) in 2013, The Sunreported.

“The lottery should come with a health warning similar to smoking and drinking,” she said.

“I understand they can’t make winning sound awful but they have a responsibility to not mislead the public.”

Jane – who wants ads for the game aired later at night – doesn’t think Lotto chiefs should wait for a win to warn players they could face hassle.

“It sounds silly but children dream of either being famous or winning the lottery,

and if it wasn’t so glamorised maybe there would be more ambition rather than gambling.

People always refer to the lottery as ‘playing the lottery’, but it’s not ‘playing’, it’s just plain gambling,

People always refer to the lottery as ‘playing the lottery’, but it’s not ‘playing’, it’s just plain gambling,

Jane previously spoke publicly about her fight to increase the age limit.

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