18-year-old Canadian girl buys first lottery ticket, wins $48 million jackpot
· Feb 6, 2023 · NottheBee.com

Okay, this has to be the best 18th birthday present ever:

Yes, Juliette Lamour, at the advice of her grandfather, bought herself a lottery ticket to mark her 18th birthday, and now she's the youngest player ever to win a major Ontario Lottery and Gaming jackpot.

Ms Lamour said that her grandfather had suggested she buy her first ticket as a way of marking her 18th birthday.

"I just turned 18 and my grandfather suggested I buy a lottery ticket for fun," she told Global News.

"When I went to the store, I wasn't sure what to ask for because I had never bought a ticket before, so I called my dad who told me to buy a LOTTO 6-49 Quick Pick.

Man, I bet dad and grandpa have been waiting their whole lives for a jackpot like this. And it's only right that it goes to their little girl Juliette on her first-ever purchase of a lotto ticket.

She checked her ticket on the lottery app when colleagues said that the winning ticket was sold in Sault Ste Marie.

She said that when the ticket was scanned on the app the "Winner/Gagnant" jingle started to play and "Big Winner" was displayed on the phone.

"My colleague fell to his knees in disbelief. He was yelling, in fact, everyone was yelling that I won $48 million!"




Juliette is a fine young lady, and her dreams of becoming a doctor are now on track to become a reality thanks to this huge win.

The teenager plans to "carefully" invest the money on the advice of her father.

She said that the money will help with her dreams of studying to become a doctor without needing to take out any loans or grants.

She plans to return to northern Ontario to practise medicine and give back to her community.

Good on ya, Juliette!

You're much smarter than I.

Cuz I'd be on an island right now if I was you, sipping a Red Stripe and reading a good book.

One last word from our young winner:

The teen added that despite the win, she will focus on her work rather than the jackpot.

"Money doesn't define you," she said. "It's the work you do that will define you."

This girl might just be the most responsible lottery winner in the history of the world.

Keep it up, Juliette, you've got a bright future!

I'll leave this here for ya:

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