Comment: Pay off as much debt as possible

(See in situ)

Pay off as much debt as possible

After that use it to pay for college degree.

If there is any left, pay for valuable skills training or to better your appearance.

Earning money will always be the primary way you will make money. So invest in things that maximize your earning potential.

Avoid shortcut thinking like investing in things where you hand your hard earned money over to strangers (stock market, real estate, etc). That is the basis of con jobs like lotto.

Once you are earning so much that you don't know what to do with it, THEN you can afford the risk of playing around with strangers.