Canadian Teenager Wins $1,000 a Week for Life

Turning 18 can be a daunting time, worrying about what you might do with the rest of your life and how you’ll pay for it. But for one lucky Canadian teenager this will never be a problem.

Charlie Lagarde celebrated turning 18 last week by buying her first ever scratchcard, spending $4, and ended up winning $1,000 a week for life, a pretty worthwhile prize when you have only just hit adulthood.

The teenager from Quebec had two choices for the win, she could either take $1,000 a week for life, or a lump sum of $1,000,000. At only 18 and with Canadians having an average life expectancy of 83 years, this prize could be worth more than $4,000,000 to the lucky winner. Unsurprisingly after consulting with a financial advisor, Charlie Lagarde opted for the weekly payments.

Canadian Lottery draws also don’t work in the same ways as American ones, so this prize is tax free, giving this lucky winner the equivalent of a tax-free, generous salary for the rest of her life.

At just 18, Charlie Lagarde has her entire life in front of her, she hopes to study photography, and dreams of one day working for National Geographic. Getting started in life can be hard, and finding your place in the world can be a real financial struggle, but this won’t be the case for Lagarde who seems to have a bright, and wealthy future in front of her!

And all from the purchase of her first ever lottery ticket! Now that’s what we call a LOTTO LUCK!

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