Many people aspire to win the lottery and it’s great when a deserving person wins. Whether it’s an older retired couple trying to make ends meet or a single parent working two jobs to survive, winning the lottery can change their lives in a positive way.
A Canadian teen, Charlie Lagarde just turned 18 and celebrated by purchasing a lottery ticket for the first time in her life and a bottle of champagne. The age of majority in most Canadian provinces is 18. She purchased a $4 ‘Gagnant a vie!’ (Cash for life) scratch ticket and proceeded to scratch her first lottery ticket.
Canadian teen Charlie Lagarde bought her first lottery ticket on her 18th birthday and won $1000 a week for life.
She couldn’t believe that she won the grand prize of 1 million dollars or a $1000 a week for life. After speaking to a financial advisor, she decided to choose $1000 per week. Unlike a lump sum of a million dollars, weekly annuities are not taxed and will be paid for her entire lifetime.
Many lotteries define lifetime as 25 years but LotoQuebec pays lottery winnings for the entire lifetime of the winner. Patrice Lavoie, a spokesman for the lotoQuebec corporation, told the Canadian Press, “It’s without taxes so it’s equivalent to a salary of more than $100,000 a year, so it’s a great start in life for that young lady,”
Lagarde plans to travel with her new winnings and wants to pursue a career in photography. In fact, her dream is to work as a photographer for National Geographic.
Lagarde plans to travel with her new winnings and wants to have a career in photography. She dreams of working as a photographer for National Geographic.
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