AN 18-YEAR-OLD has reportedly become the youngest Canadian to scoop a $35,8 million lottery jackpot.
BBC reports that Juliette Lamour won the jackpot on her first try. The university student said she was intending to finish her studies and become a doctor.
“I was crying – happy tears – of course,” she said at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation on Friday as she celebrated last month’s win.
“I still can’t believe I hit the Gold Ball jackpot on my very first lottery ticket!”
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On Friday, 3 February, the teen told the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation that she had forgotten about the ticket until she heard the news that someone from her town had won the 7 January draw.
“I still can’t believe I hit the gold ball jackpot on my very first lottery ticket,” she said.
Juliette told BBC that she was planning to invest some of the money to fulfil her dream of becoming a doctor without worrying about loans.
“Once school is done, my family and I will pick a continent and start exploring. I want to experience different countries, study their history and culture, try their food and listen to their language,” Juliette added.
She’s also hoping to abide by some of the advice loved ones have shared with her.
“Money doesn’t define you,” she said. “It’s the work you do that will define you.”