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Teenage Lottery Millionaire Jane Park Gets Abused On Twitter For Taking A Holiday In Magaluf

14/07/2015 10:42 BST | Updated 14/07/2015 11:59 BST

A teenager who became the UK's youngest ever lottery winner when she hit the £1m jackpot has been mocked and abused for taking a holiday in Magaluf.

Jane Park was plagued with negative diatribe after appearing on a BBC programme on Monday night documenting how she spent her cash.

The Scottish teen, who won £1m in the Euromillions when she was 17, bought a house, a dog and a boob job - but says she has realised money can't buy happiness.

The first thing she bought was a Louis Vuitton handbag, followed by a dog - which she called Princess. The teen, who was living in a council house with her sister when she won, took her mum on holiday to Magaluf.

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Jane Park let the BBC follow her first year as a millionaire

Following the airing of Teenage Millionaire: The Year I Won The Lottery, Park was subjected to reams of negative comments, including one which called her a "complete tramp".

But Park rose above the negativity, tweeting:

"It does get lonely," Park admitted on the programme. "There are times where you don't have anyone to speak to.

"The hardest decision I had to make was how much to give to my family and friends."

Park's grandmother told interviewers at the time: "She's [a teenager] and she's just been given a million pounds. That's like giving someone a gun."

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Park cuddles up to her chihuahua Princess

The 18-year-old recently went on holiday to Magaluf, sharing a hotel room with three others and getting a job while she was out there.

"What's the point in me coming to Magaluf and staying in a five star hotel when no-one else can?," she explained. "I just want to be the same as everyone else and experience it like they are."

But the teenager, who helped a dying cancer patient fulfill his dream of going to Florida, has since moved back into a council house with her family, and rents out her three bedroom home for £900 a month.

Park now has plans to invest her money and buy other houses, saying: "I want to be able to wake up when I'm 30 and still have money I won when I was 17 and I wasn't stupid with it.

"I'd love to go to Australia, New Zealand or Thailand but but I am still young and those places are quite far away from home.

She added: "Money can't buy you love, true friends or a family but it does bring a degree of happiness. I can do things I have never done before."