Teenager Wins $4 Million On Lottery On Her 19th Birthday

27/10/2014 11:48 | Updated 20 May 2015

Teenager wins $4 million on lottery on her 19th birthday

A teenager won $4 million (£2.5 million) on the lottery with a scratch card her dad had bought her for her 19th birthday.

That's some birthday present!

Deisi Ocampo, from Chicago, was given two Lottery cards worth $20 each.

Her dad wished her happy birthday and good luck – and later that day, his daughter become a millionaire.

Deisi told local news: "It turned out to be the best birthday present ever."

The lucky teen was presented with her winner's cheque in a special ceremony, and said she plans to use her winnings to 'buy a new house for my family and pursue my dream of completing my degree and becoming a nurse'.

She won her millions in a game called $100 Million Money Mania, which offers players the chance to win prizes from $100 to $100,000, or a $4,000,000 top prize.

Last year, 18-year-old Jane Park, from Edinburgh, scooped £22 million on the EuroMillions lottery game - but vowed to carry on living with her mum and dad.

And in 2002, 19-year-old bin man, Michael Carroll, from Swaffham in Norfolk, became known as the 'King of Chavs' after winning just under £10 million in 2002.

Now said to be living in Elgin, Scotland, and working in a shortbread factory, he is thought to have spent all of his winnings on bad investments, houses, partying, jewellery and gifts to family members.

Britain's youngest lottery winner, 16-year-old Callie Rogers, spent nearly all of her £1.9 million win on cosmetic surgery, drugs and partying. But everything turned out right in the end when she gave birth to twins in 2012.


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