An 18-year-old Canadian student who bought a lottery ticket for the first time won the grand prize of $48 million, becoming the youngest person in Canada to win such a large sum.
Juliette Lamour, a student at Sault Sainte-Marie in Ontario, explained during her acceptance of her award that she bought her first lottery ticket after her grandfather encouraged her to do so.
She added, “He told me: I have reached the age of eighteen, buy a ticket and try your luck,” noting that when she entered the store, she called her father to ask him about the procedures that should be followed to participate in the lottery.
The Ontario Lottery Company “OLG” announced over the weekend the identity of the only grand prize winner in the draw that took place in early January, noting that Juliette Lamour “is the youngest person in Canada to win such a large sum in the lottery at all.”
Juliet did not follow up on the results of the draw and it did not occur to her that she might be the winner, before her colleagues told her that the winning ticket had been purchased at Sault Sainte-Marie.
After one of her colleagues suggested that she check her ticket through the “OLG” application, she was surprised that she was the winner.
Lamour is majoring in biology and plans to continue her studies this year, while planning a trip with her family next summer. She may consult her father, who works in the field of financial planning, to help her invest her prize