# Canadian teen wins lottery aged 18

A Canadian teenager has struck the jackpot after buying her first ever lottery ticket to mark her 18th birthday.

Charlie Lagarde bought the scratch ticket to celebrate turning 18 on 14 March.

She won, and had the choice between taking a \$1 million lump sum now,  or earning \$1,000 a week for life.

Charlie decided to get the money every week, and says she wants to use it to travel and for her education.

Following this news we wondered what Kiwi Kids News readers would do if they were in the same situation. So in the comments below can you let us know if you would rather \$1,000,000 straight away or \$1000 a week for the rest of your life.

### 92 Responses

1. Anonymous says:

I’d get \$1,000 a week and let that build up and buy myself a house

2. Anonymous says:

i would have 1 mill straight away so i could get a gaming computer and a mansion

3. Anonymous says:

I would rather 1,000 a week then if I run out I will be paid again

4. Jamcar2 says:

\$1000 every week so I could get a steady supply of money.

5. Jacob says:

I would take the mil right now and invest it.

6. Katie says:

1000 dollars a week obviously.

7. Phil says:

1000 a week for the rest of my life because I’ll get more than a million

8. Kieron says:

\$2000 for 1/2 of my life

9. Savannah says:

I would choose the 1000 a week for the rest of my life because by the time i’m nearly 70 I would have close to 2 million! 😀

10. Jakeb says:

I worked it out and the average age to live in nz is 81.4, there are 52 weeks in one year BUT you have to be at least 18 to buy a lottery ticket so 81-18=63.4, 63.4 rounded is 63 (for simplicity) so 63×52=3276. 3276 is the amount of weeks (on average) she will live for so 3276×1000= \$3,276,000 which is equal to NZ \$3,524,000 plus inflation

11. Anonymous says:

i would take to 1000

12. Anonymous says:

coool i would take the thousand

13. Anonymous says:

\$1000 a week.

14. Anonymous says:

1000 a week for the rest of my life. by Amelia

15. Josh says:

\$1,000 a week so i dont have to look after \$1,000,000 in one go

16. Anonymous says:

I would get 1000 a week and build a gaming building and people get video games

17. Rhys says:

1000 dollars a week and build a big building with video games for anyone to play

18. lex says:

i say neither. (:

19. NinjasHyper says:

1mil for gaming setup sub to me Ninja peace out

20. iris says:

1000 a week of couse you would getn more then 10000

21. Anonymous says:

1mil straight away, if I got 1000 a week I would be tempted to waste it, but if I got it straight away I would be able to buy a gaming mansion.

22. Hana says:

my dad is from canada and im sure that he will be surprised+ that is cool

23. joseph says:

i would sell it too one of u guys

24. Anonymous says:

i would get the million dollars right away because so i can buy some v bucks and spend lots of money on minecraft and club penguin

25. Anonymous says:

\$1000 dollars a week you would make more than 1 million and you will earn more if you have a job

26. Anonymous says:

1000 a week

27. Anonymous says:

1,000 dollars a week. That is what i would do

28. Anonymous says:

i would take the 1,000 a week so then i can get more that one mill

29. warner says:

I would rather get \$1000 a week for life coz it would give much more money by earning \$365,000 a year!!

30. Anonymous says:

thousand a week

31. Anonymous says:

I would take the \$ 1,000 per week and if you save it you would get rich as

32. Anonymous says:

Wow for a 18 year old.

33. Anonymous says:

1000 a week for the rest of my life so i would never run out of money

34. jon says:

I would take the 1000 a week of course

35. asdf says:

take the 1000 a week of course

36. Anonymous says:

1000

37. Anonymous says:

1000 a week so i could not spend it all at once

38. Anonymous says:

1000\$ per week

39. Anonymous says:

I would take 1,000 dollars a week if I was her

40. Anonymous says:

i would do 1000 a week because thats way more than 1 million duh

1,000 a week because its more money and it is the smart choice for me 🙂

42. Anonymous says:

I would do \$1,000 per week because if you lived 30 years then more then 1,000,000

43. Moo says:

Think about it…18 years old…\$1000 dollars for the rest of her life…save all that and I GUARANTEE you that one day, she will be richer than ol’ Bill Gates

44. Anonymous says:

you would earn 3.2 million dollars from 18 to 82 which is the average lifespan of a canadian female.

45. Anonymous says:

i would take 1,000,000 just in case if i die the day after 🙂

46. cwakk says:

the cash for life

47. cwakk says:

i would take \$
1000 for life each week

48. Anonymous says:

Wow I would totally take the one thousand dollars a week, you would very obviously end up with more than one million. Girl, you made the right choice 🙂

49. Anonymous says:

I would shere the money with my family

50. Frank says:

1000\$ every week

51. Anonymous says:

\$1,000 a day because you get more.

52. Anonymous says:

\$1000 a week so you can get a lot of money. \$\$\$\$\$\$\$

53. Phoenix says:

I’d get 1,000 a weak because if get 1,000 a weak for 100 years not saying you well thats more than 1,000,000. @=@

54. Anonymous says:

\$1000 a week

55. Anonymous says:

I would get money each week.

56. Anonymous says:

1,000 a week!

57. Anonymous says:

Definitely \$1000 a week

58. Anonymous says:

defentlily 100000 millon dollers striaght way

59. Anonymous says:

I would get \$1000 a week

60. Joshua Bennett says:

Very strange for a teenager to take a \$1000 a week.

61. Guest who likes ? says:

Wow that so weird that a 18 year old won

62. Anonymous says:

you would get 1,000,000 within 9 years

63. Anonymous says:

\$1,000 Dollars.
a Week and I would keep building up and just imagine spending 100 dollars a week it is quite alot for kid so spending \$1,000 on something whould be jackpot! And you dont even have to spend it if you want you can save up untill you want to spend something cool That You Really Want \$1,000 by far.

64. Guest who likes ? says:

Wow that would make me so happy that I just won the lotto

65. Anonymous says:

I would 1,000,000million straight a way

66. Anonymous says:

I am so jealous but I would get 1,000 a day

67. Anonymous says:

I would get \$1,000,000

68. fox says:

lucky ducky

69. Nathaniel says:

If that was me i would choose the \$1000 a week for my whole life cause 1 million dollars wouldn’t last a lifetime. That’s my opinion

70. Anonymous says:

I would get \$1 million dollars and then by every single lotto ticket

71. Random Person says:

WOW! I would go for a cruise if i won lottery.

72. Random Person says:

ah what a nice day for a cruise!

73. Anonymous says:

Easy, I’m 11 so 1000 dollars a week

74. Anonymous says:

i would get 1000 a week that way ill make a extra
2,000,000

75. Anonymous says:

\$1,000 a week for life. I would just spend \$1,000,000 straight away.

76. Anonymous says:

\$1000

77. Anonymous says:

I think you should get \$1,000,000 straight away.

78. Ingrid says:

I would also take the \$1000 a week.

79. narmr says:

\$1000 a week, id save it up

80. Anonymous says:

\$1000 per week because it is likely you will earn more money in the end.

81. Anonymous says:

\$1000 a week for life cause \$1,000,000 won’t last a life time

82. Anonymous says:

I would take the 1,000 a week i would not be able to handle the pressure of feeling as though i would need to spend the money. i to would spend it on educational purposes as well as donate to the charity’s that help make up our community.

83. Anonymous says:

1000 a week
It is realy cool ☺????????

84. Anonymous says:

1000 a week
Really cool

85. Anonymous says:

1000 for life because you get way more money and you can never be broke

86. Anonymous says:

1000 a week it would build up more and you might have a job too so you would get heaps

87. Anonymous says:

\$1000 a week because I would save up

88. Anonymous says:

lucky!

89. Anonymous says:

I would say \$1,000 a week because if you were to get the \$1,000,000 straight away, you would probably have spent it all within a few days, whereas if you got \$1,000 a week, you would more likely live between your means and not spend too much.

90. Max Barlwo says:

1000 a week

91. Anonymous says:

\$1000 a week
That would be awesome ?

92. Anonymous says:

My friends and I would choose \$1000 a week

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