18 April 2018
Charlie Lagarde didn't expect to win anything when she bought a scratch card on her 18th birthday, but now she's dealing with an amount of money that most teenagers can only dream of having.
After deciding to claim $1,000 a week over the $1 million lump sum, which would equate to roughly $100,000 a year after taxes.
If she manages to live to 83, the average life expectancy in Canada, she would have been paid more than $4 million, but it will take until she is 37 to have claimed the original $1 million she could have claimed immediately.
This was the first lottery ticket that she had ever purchased, and it just happened to be a winning one! Charlie says that she plans on using some of her winnings to travel and put the rest toward her education and future investments.