This lottery winner millionaire wants to pay a man '$78,000 a year to date her'
They say money can't buy you love - but perhaps they never met Jane Park. Jane is Britain's youngest Euromillions winner, having scooped £1 million ($1.3 million) on her first lottery ticket six years ago when she was only 17.
However, the influx of money hasn't helped her love life and she is allegedly offering to pay a man £60,000 ($78,000) a year to date her - a strategy many people are calling "desperate measures".
While the story remains unconfirmed by Jane herself, according to the Mirror, the 23-year-old is planning on launching a website so men can apply for the role. The whole process - including the initial interview stages - will reportedly be filmed for a new documentary, set to air next year.
Jane candidly talks about her "miserable" life in the video below, but would you take her up on her offer?
A source told the Mirror that the lottery winner's bad luck in love had spurred her to make this decision, claiming Jane is "willing to pay the right price for someone loyal".
"Jane is amazing and has so much to give but she has found herself alone again as since she won, she’s had terrible luck," they said. "She’s never sure whether she is being loved for herself or for her bank balance. So she would rather have the arrangement out in the open."
This is not the first time Jane has stirred up controversy. Check out the time a pro-wrestler threw a glass of water in her face on a talk show:
The source continued: "Jane has a tendency to be insecure sometimes and worries about people’s motives. She is willing to pay the right price for someone loyal. Loyalty is the most important thing to her – the money is a small price to pay."
Writing in new! magazine, Jane said:
“My failing love life was becoming such a problem that I even hired Harley Street psychologist Dr Becky Superman to help me become 'wifey material'.
“Then, one night, I came up with an idea to help me solve my dating problems.
“I was watching a reality show online called Kept, featuring model Jerry Hall, in which men competed for the opportunity to be her “kept man” for a year – along with a six-figure salary.”
Amazingly (or, perhaps not), more than 10,000 men responded to Jane's first advertisement, leaving her "both thrilled and petrified".
The millionaire has dated X Factor finalist Sam Callahan and English professional footballer Jordan Piggott in the past, but both relationships allegedly ended in heartbreak.
Her big win in 2012 led her to quit her £8-per-hour ($10.38-per-hour) job as an admin temp and move out of the Edinburgh flat she shared with her mother. She also splashed out on plastic surgery on her teeth, breasts and bum, a new car, a house and several glamorous holidays.
However, last year it was revealed that money hadn't brought her happiness. In 2017, she opened up to The Mirror about how the money had made her life "ten times worse".
"I thought it would make it 10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse," she said. "I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, 'My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won'. People look at me and think, 'I wish I had her lifestyle, I wish I had her money.' But they don’t realise the extent of my stress. I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?"
In addition, she claimed she was planning to sue lottery bosses for "negligence", stating that the minimum age of 16 was too young.
"I think 18 should be the minimum age for winning the lottery, at the least. The current age of 16 is far too young," she said.
So, will Jane find the man of her dreams soon? Let's hope so.
Related: Jane's not the only lottery winner to hit headlines. This guy won $40 million and turned up to collect his winnings in a cartoon costume: