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Lucky Canadian Teen Buys A Lottery Ticket On Her 18th Birthday And Scores A Huge Payday

Canadian teenager Charlie Lagarde purchased her first $4 lottery ticket (and a bottle of sparkling wine), on March 13th to celebrate her 18th birthday! She probably spent less than $20 on her trip to the store, but ended up making it all back…plus a little extra!

Charlie won the lottery jackpot–what a birthday gift!

Given the choice between one lump sum of about $718,000 or $1,000 for life, Charlie chose the latter.

$1,000 a week would cover your needs for…well, forever! But $780,000 all at once could make quite an impact.

Twitter wished Charlie the best of luck with her winnings and encouraged her to spend it wisely.

The mathematicians of Twitter also argued over whether or not she made the right choice. 

Just remember: money can't buy you happiness.

In other news, the rest of us will have to get by without a lottery win under our belts. Oh well, c'est la vie!

H/T – Twitter, Time Money


Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--