An 18-year-old Canadian student, who was playing the lottery for the first time, did not miss her first attempt: she won a jackpot of 48 million dollars (32 million euros), also becoming the youngest winner of a prize pool of this magnitude in Canada.
Juliette Lamour, a student from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, explained during the check presentation on Friday that she had bought her first lottery ticket at the suggestion of her grandfather.
He said to me: you just turned 18, go buy yourself a ticket, try your luck
," she said, adding that once in the store, she had to call her father for him. ask how to play.
“The youngest winner in history”
OLG, the province of Ontario's lottery corporation, revealed the identity of the only jackpot winner of an early January draw this weekend, stating that Juliette Lamour "
is the youngest winner of the history of the lottery in Canada to have won such a large jackpot
She hadn't immediately checked her ticket and thought nothing of it until she heard her colleagues say that the winning ticket had been purchased in Sault Ste Marie.
A colleague then offered to check her ticket on the OLG app and she struggled to realize what was happening to her in the face of the avalanche of zeros on the amount of her winnings.
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A biology student, she intends to pursue her studies wisely this year and plan a trip with her family this summer.
To invest her money, she can count on the help of her father, a financial planner.