They say youth is wasted on the young, but what about money? Becoming rich can be a difficult thing to deal with for an adult, but would you trust a teenager you know with millions? Here's what the youngest ever winners did with their money.
Some may see it as a gift come too late, others as a reward for a life well lived, but the lottery is indiscriminate. Becoming a millionaire is life changing however old you are, and here are some that have won it in their senescence.
It's truly life affirming to know that there are people out there whose first thought upon receiving good news is how they can go on to help others. That is exactly what these winners did, benefiting their friends, family, and communities by giving away a huge portion of their windfalls.
For some people, winning hundreds of thousands of pounds isn't enough. For others, ignorance is the reason they continue to claim benefits. Whatever the case, those who have been caught claiming after winning big have paid the price.
You might imagine that life would be easy after landing a massive windfall, but for the people in this article things didn't go quite so swimmingly. Read about those who lost it all and should you ever get lucky enough to win big, don;t make the same mistakes.
Every lottery promises to change the fortunes of the person that wins it, but not all lotteries are made equal. Sure, they will all change your life and we would be just as happy to win a smaller jackpot that made us a millionaire as a big one; but when we look at the lotteries in the UK, how do they stack up?