Young Millionare Winner Is Planning To Sue Lottery Bosses For ‘Ruining’ Her Life

Britain’s youngest lottery winner has revealed she is planning to take legal action against lottery bosses for negligence.

Jane Park, who won £1m ($1,23 m) at the age of 17, said winning the windfall had “ruined” her life and she often thought things would have been better if she had never won.

Now 21, she argued that someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a substantial sum of money. She said 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery and suggested the current limit of 16 was too young.

She said she had become bored of relentless consumption and felt like it failed to offered long-term genuine happiness. Before winning the lottery, Park, who now owns two properties, worked as an admin temp for £8 ($9.89) an hour and lived in a small flat with her mother.

Jane Park lottery winner working in a chippy

“I thought it would make it 10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse. I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won’,” she told reporters.

“People look at me and think, ‘I wish I had her lifestyle, I wish I had her money.’ But they don’t realize the extent of my stress. I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?”

“I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery, at the least. The current age of 16 is far too young.”

Ms Park, who now owns two properties and calls herself a developer, said: 'I thought it would make it ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse' 

Despite the fact that the organization which runs the lottery appointed an adviser to help Park deal with her newly accumulated wealth, she said it was family advice that helped her keep her spending in check.

“I’ve read about other lottery winners who’ve just blown it all and I can totally see how it can be done,” she said. “I was stuck in front of a financial adviser who was using words like investment bonds. I had no clue what they meant.”

She said it was unsettling how differently her life had turned out from her friends, making her feel isolated.

“It’s scary how different my life is from my friends’. When they say they’re stressed about the money they mean their wages are s***,” she said. “There’s no one in the same boat as me, no one who really understands. I feel like I’m a 40-year-old.”

A spokesperson for the organization told reporters, “[the organization] takes its duty of care to winners very seriously and all major winners are offered support and advice for as long as they wish. That support is tailored to each winner’s situation and circumstances – and for younger winners, their age will obviously be an important factor in the advice and support offered.  

“Following her win, the young woman received extensive support from [the organization],” it continued. “A dedicated winners’ adviser visited her at home to pay out her prize, arrange private banking and support her through the publicity when she chose to share news of her win. An independent financial and legal panel was set up shortly after her win and we put her in touch with another winner who won at the same age, to share their experience and help her adjust to the win.

“We keep in contact with all major winners for as long as they wish and have been in touch with the young woman in question from time to time since her win to offer ongoing support. Of course, it is always up to the winners themselves as to whether they want to take us up that ongoing support and advice – but the door is always open and we will continue to support her in any way we can if that is what decides she wants.”

The organization said the minimum age limit to play the lottery was an issue for the government to deal with.

“Anyone over the age of 16 can play the lottery, and therefore win a prize,” they said in a statement. “The organization doesn’t set the age limit to play – this was agreed at the launch of the lottery back in 1994 and so any questions about the legal age to play would be a matter for government.”

While most who play the lottery fantasize about the moment of winning the jackpot, the reality of winning can be more complicated. There are numerous stories of lottery winners who have struggled to get used to quitting their jobs and becoming rich overnight.

Another young woman, who was 16 and earning £3.60 ($4.45) an hour when she won a lottery jackpot worth almost £1,875,000 ($2.3m) in 2003, struggled to adjust to her newfound wealth. She went on a spending spree and is reported to have tried to kill herself.

Ironically, she has said she is much happier now she has spent her fortune. “I don’t think of myself as a lottery winner – I try to forget the ups and downs I’ve been through and just feel like a normal person,” she explained in 2013.

“It was too much money for someone so young. Even if you say your life won’t change, it does – and often not for the better.”

‘Evil Does In Fact Die,’ Family Says In Man’s Obituary

Most of us are used to all the sugar-coated clichés usually found in obituaries. After all, many people are too uncomfortable to speak ill of the dead. But that’s not always the case, as one deceased man’s family proves.

When Leslie Ray ‘Popeye’ Charping passed away, his obituary wasn’t filled with any of the usual platitudes. Instead, his obituary made it quite clear that his family won’t miss him in the slightest. The obituary starts off explaining that Charping lived 29 years longer than he deserved to, and died of cancer because he was a “horse’s ass”.

It goes on to accuse him of being a bad parent, a womanizer and having mental illnesses. It also says Charping was “committed” to alcohol and drugs, only joined the Navy to avoid prison and was generally offensive. But it doesn’t end there: his family are not even having a memorial service for the hated man. 

“Leslie Ray ‘Popeye’ Charping was born in Galveston on November 20, 1942 and passed away January 30, 2017, which was 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved.  Leslie battled with cancer in his latter years and lost his battle, ultimately due to being the horses ass he was known for.  He leaves behind 2 relieved children; a son Leslie Roy Charping and daughter, Shiela Smith along with six grandchildren and countless other victims including an ex wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses and random strangers.

“At a young age, Leslie quickly became a model example of bad parenting combined with mental illness and a complete commitment to drinking, drugs, womanizing and being generally offensive.  Leslie enlisted to serve in the Navy, but not so much in a brave & patriotic way but more as part of a plea deal to escape sentencing on criminal charges.  While enlisted, Leslie was the Navy boxing champion and went on to sufficiently embarrass his family and country by spending the remainder of his service in the Balboa Mental Health Hospital receiving much needed mental healthcare services.

“Leslie was surprisingly intelligent, however he lacked ambition and motivation to do anything more than being reckless, wasteful, squandering the family savings and fantasizing about get rich quick schemes.  Leslie’s hobbies included being abusive to his family, expediting trips to heaven for the beloved family pets and fishing, which he was less skilled with than the previously mentioned.  Leslie’s life served no other obvious purpose, he did not contribute to society or serve his community and he possessed no redeeming qualities besides quick whited sarcasm which was amusing during his sober days.

“With Leslie’s passing he will be missed only for what he never did; being a loving husband, father and good friend.  No services will be held, there will be no prayers for eternal peace and no apologizes to the family he tortured.  Leslie’s remains will be cremated and kept in the barn until ‘Ray,’ the family donkey’s wood shavings run out.  Leslie’s passing proves that evil does in fact die and hopefully marks a time of healing and safety for all.”

Man Discovers Incredible Hidden Fortune Inside Tank He Bought For Just $38K

Nick Mead and Todd Chamberlain got more than they bargained for when they bought a tank on eBay. Nick, who runs Tanks-a-lot in Helmdon, Northants, bought the tank for a bargain at £30,000 [$38,000].

Nick was filming Todd as he fished around inside the tank. Both men were expecting Todd to pull out weapons of some sort, so imagine their surprise when he pulled out bars of gold instead! Bar after bar were pulled out, with excited Nick filming the whole thing.

“Well, it’s not guns that’s for sure,” Todd said.

“Is that what I think it is? How heavy is it? Seriously?! Is that gold? Oh god, that’s about five or six kilos. Wow, good here init [sic],” Nick exclaimed.

“See how many there are, find the rest! Yeehaah! What are we going to do with them? “

“Oh my God. I don’t believe it,  what do you reckon they’re worth? Where did they come from?  It could be Kuwaiti or Iraqi.”

“How many more are there? This is better than having puppies! Incredible.”

Todd Chamberlain proudly displays one of the glistening bars he had discovered in the old Iraqi tank at the Tanks-a-Lot site in Northamptonshire
As Mr Chamberlain pulled out bar after bar Nick Mead exclaimed 'It's better than having puppies.' But he later admitted on camera that the pair were unlikely to be able to keep the gold (pictured)
As Mr Chamberlain pulled out bar after bar Nick Mead exclaimed ‘It’s better than having puppies.’ But he later admitted on camera that the pair were unlikely to be able to keep the gold (pictured)

Of course, after all the excitement had died down, the question arose as to what they should do with all the bullion. They speculated on spending it on cars are other things, but they knew that they would not be allowed to keep it. Something about taking it down to ‘Cash Convertors’ one bar at a time, might just set alarm bells ringing!

“It’s not something I’d thought I’d be doing, finding b***** great bars of gold hidden in a tank. Absolutely incredible.”

“But, we’ve got to ring the police. I don’t know whether this is millions or hundred of thousands worth. But one thing is for certain, I don’t want it lying around my office.”

“We’ll get a receipt and hopefully, just hopefully, we’ll get to keep it. What’s the chance of us keeping it?”

Off camera, some one replies: “Absolutely zero.”

“We didn’t know what to do. You can’t exactly take five gold bullion bars down to Cash Converters without questions being asked, so we called the police,” shared Todd.

So after taking more pictures and the video of their find, they did the honourable thing and called the police. As Nick explained, the bullion was worth millions and he really did not want it lying around his office.

The Chinese-made T54 tank was sold on eBay for around £30,000 by Joe Hewes, pictured, who bought it 'ruined' and restored it
The Chinese-made T54 tank was sold on eBay for around £30,000 [$38,000] by Joe Hewes, pictured, who bought it ‘ruined’ and restored it
Despite missing out on the 'goldmine' sitting in the tank, Mr Hewes said he was not bitter but did expect a pint from Mr Mead 
Despite missing out on the ‘goldmine’ sitting in the tank, Mr Hewes said he was not bitter but did expect a pint from Mr Mead
Mr Mead phoned the police after finding the gold and it is now being kept in a safety deposit box in London
Mr Mead phoned the police after finding the gold and it is now being kept in a safety deposit box in London

It seems that the tank had in fact been already restored by the previous owner, but he had not even seen the gold stashed away inside. He had only replaced the tracks and the engine, not even looked inside. Nick, who has a collection of some 150 military vehicles, said that he had traded an army lorry and an Abbot self-propelled gun for the tank.

“It’s crazy and a great find so I hope they get to keep it,” said Joe Hewes who sold the tank to Nick.

“Everyone is thinking I should be devastated to have missed out on what could be a fortune but I’m not too upset because I made a fair bit of money on the tank anyway.”

“I haven’t been in touch with Nick but if he does get to keep some of the some of the money, I expect a pint!”

Pictured: Mr Chamberlain weighs the gold, which was later estimated to be worth around £2million
Pictured: Mr Chamberlain weighs the gold, which was later estimated to be worth around £2million ($2.5 million)
Nick Mead (pictured left) and mechanic Todd Chamberlain with the tank. They found the gold inside the diesel tank, which they had just removed
Nick Mead (pictured left) and mechanic Todd Chamberlain with the tank. They found the gold inside the diesel tank, which they had just removed

Judging by the weight of the bullion , they reckoned it was worth about £2 million ($2.5 million), although Nick doubted that they would even get a finders fee for handing it in.

“We know it is definitely an Iraqi tank and our theory is the gold is from Kuwait but we don’t know,” Nick said.

“When we found it, we were all laughing and joking and deciding what we were going to spend the money on.”

“My sister wanted a Land Rover and I would buy a Rolls Royce Phantom and chop the back off to make a pick-up truck.”

An Iraqi T-72 tank rumbles down a road near Baghdad in 2003, prior to the invasion by a US-led coalition. Many of Saddam Hussein's tanks were left behind in Kuwait after British and American forces liberated the country in 1991 (file picture)
An Iraqi T-72 tank rumbles down a road near Baghdad in 2003, prior to the invasion by a US-led coalition. Many of Saddam Hussein’s tanks were left behind in Kuwait after British and American forces liberated the country in 1991 (file picture)
Nick Mead (pictured) bought the tank after spotting it on eBay. He found the gold hidden inside the diesel tank
Nick Mead (pictured) bought the tank after spotting it on eBay. He found the gold hidden inside the diesel tank

The history of the tank is unclear, it is a Chinese copy of the Russian T54 design, built in the 1980’s, and had just 1507 miles on it. It may have been that the gold was stolen by Iraqi soldiers during the raid on Kuwait in 1990, but that remains to be proven.

“I saw it advertised and I had this idea of doing a ‘From Russia With Love’ experience where people would come and drive three Russian tanks,” Nick said.

“I always keep an eye on military vehicles on EBay, I check it once every three days. I often sell tanks on EBay and I buy from there too.”

“It is unusual to get one of these now, they range from around £10k [$12, 800] to £60k [$76, 700]. I did well buying it for £30k. [$38,000]”

Mr Mead bought the tank after trading it for an Army lorry and an Abbot self-propelled gun (pictured)
Mr Mead bought the tank after trading it for an Army lorry and an Abbot self-propelled gun (pictured)

After posting their find on a social media platform, Nick says they had some interesting comments, and even one reply from a person who said that he was a colonel in the British Army, and the tank belonged to him.

“It’s all very much up in the air at the moment,” Mr Mead said. “It’s very early days and I’m not sure what will happen yet.”

The police, after issuing a full receipt for it, now have the gold in a safe place. When asked about it, the Northants police said that due to ‘operational reasons’ they were unable to comment on the bullion.

“The chances of us keeping it are very slim,” Nick said.

“I’ve had quite a few strange phone calls.”

“I got a call from one person claiming to be a colonel in the British Army saying it was his.”

“It’s really good fun to have found it. It certainly is interesting.”

Source: Daily Mail

Hypnotizing Mandala Cakes Made Of Raw Vegan Ingredients

Whether you follow a vegan diet or not, you just have to take a look at these pictures of gorgeous, trippy raw food vegan mandala cakes posted by Dainius on Bored Panda

A mandala is a spiritual ritual symbol that is often used in Indian religions, and it represents the universe. The word “mandala” has been adopted to mean any chart or diagram that represents the cosmos. Tibetan Buddhist monks create sand mandalas with small grains of colored sand. Now a Los Angeles-based raw food vegan chef, Stephen McCarty, has started making mandala cakes. And they are made from completely raw vegan foods, of course.

These mandala cakes are truly works of art, full of beautiful colors and complex patterns. And not only do they look beautiful, they taste amazing too. The colors used in McCarty’s cakes are all made from natural plant and fruit extracts. McCarthy makes his mandala cakes in a variety of different flavors, such as Coconut Caramel Cacao, Lavender Lemon Blueberry, Banana Jungle Nut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake, and Coconut Lime Raw Vegan Cheesecake.

More info: Instagram (h/t: beautifuldecay)

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Source: Bored Panda

Girl Who Suffers From Eczema With Itchy Skin That Would Burn Then Blister Says A Strict Raw Vegan Diet Has Stopped Her Breakouts

Proponents of a vegan diet claim that it can heal or even cure many common ailments. The Mail Online has an interesting story by Kate Pickles about a woman who claims that a raw vegan diet actually cured her blistering eczema.

People who follow a raw vegan diet and lifestyle often say that it can help manage and even cure many health problems. They claim that many common health issues are caused by a non-raw, non-vegan diet. 22-year-old Alice Morgan says her eczema went away when she started eating a very strict raw food vegan diet.

Morgan used to suffer from eczema breakouts that were so severe that they caused her skin to itch and burn, and even blister. Some breakouts left Morgan with bleeding skin and blood all over her clothes.

After trying many medications and treatments, Morgan turned to a raw food vegan diet in desperation. And her breakouts have actually stopped altogether!

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Alice Morgan, 22, would suffer flare-ups causing her skin to feel like it was burning, (left). She says eating nothing but raw fruit and veg has stopped the outbreaks (right)

She shares her experience:

“I would get this feeling like my blood was bubbling with heat, then a bone, deep itch in my skin that I could never reach even when I gave in and scratched it.”

“It would get quite swollen, redden and I’ve have lots of red dots all over my skin – it was really hot and there wasn’t much I could do to cool it down, apart from take Dead Sea salt baths as often as I could.”

“After that my skin would ooze, that was pretty horrible.”

“When I didn’t have much control over the itching, I would often wake up with blood on my sheets and pyjamas.”

“Then there’s a heat which usually came off of my neck, arms and cheeks.”

“In the next stage it would dry out, become scaly and flaky all over my face and body.”

“The flaking stage lasts for days on end, there isn’t a great deal you can do when your skin is like this apart from moisturise, with a pure organic oil like almond or avocado.”

The flare-ups started in childhood but returned three years ago when she was at university
The flare-ups started in childhood but returned three years ago when she was at university
Her skin would break out in agonising red blotches before scaling over and developing blisters (left) but after switching her diet, her arms have cleared up (right)
Her skin would break out in agonising red blotches before scaling over and developing blisters (left) but after switching her diet, her arms have cleared up (right)
During severe attacks, she became so self-conscious she did not want to leave her home
During severe attacks, she became so self-conscious she did not want to leave her home

Miss Morgan adds:

“It was really hard to deal with, in the past I have felt lonely, awkward, low, uncomfortable, antisocial, ugly, anxious, the list goes on.”

Despite doctors prescribing her steroids, her condition only worsened:

“It was out of control, over my face and arms, I’d never had it on my legs before too.”

“People don’t understand how severe eczema can get, it’s not just little patches behind the knees, elbows, it spreads all over my body.”

“There’s no hiding it really, which makes you feel self-conscious and awkward in social situations.”

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The flare-ups would go through fazes of feeling burning hot then would dry out, become scaly and flaky all over her face and body (right)

Miss Morgan had lost hope until three months ago, when she started a grain-free, raw vegan diet – eating only raw fruit and vegetables for her three meals a day. She says that vegan diet has stopped the flare-ups and gave her healthier skin:

“It’s a very, very restrictive diet but I feel the best I have done in a long time,” she said.

“It got to the point where I was prepared to do anything to get better again.”

“At the moment I’m trying to stick to my raw vegan diet, I don’t eat any grains and 80 per cent of everything I eat is raw.”

“I’ve seen results since day one and although it’s a tough diet to follow it seems to be worth it, I just hope I can maintain it.”

“Before, I felt like eczema had taken my life away, but I am now determined to get it back and be able to live a normal life like before my flare-ups.”

“I have enough creams and lotions to open a pharmacy, but now since discovering my new diet I’m choosing to keep everything as natural as possible.”

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Miss Morgan now believes she is 80 per cent healed

“I am a true believer that the correct diet can cure any disease or illness”.

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