Canada teen wins $1000 a week for life on 18th birthday
YEREVAN, MARCH 29, ARMENPRESS. A Canadian teenager has struck the jackpot after buying her first lottery ticket to mark her 18th birthday, BBC reported.
Charlie Lagarde from Quebec bought the scratch ticket along with a bottle of champagne to celebrate her 18th birthday on March 14.
She won, and had the choice between taking a C$1m ($780,000; £550,000) lump sum or earning $1,000 a week for life.
After consulting with a financial adviser, the young winner opted for the $1,000 annuity because it is not taxed.
She says she wants to use the money to travel and put it towards her education.
English –translator/editor: Stepan Kocharyan