UK’s Youngest Lottery Winner Blew £2M
Britain’s youngest lottery winner who blew her fortune on cosmetic surgery, drugs and partying says she’s happier without the money.
Callie Rogers, 31, won the £2million jackpot aged just 16 – but wishes she never had.
Opening up on Good Morning Britain, the mum-of-three explained the money was “far too much” for a youngster to handle. Her life was flooded by new faces who would sell stories about her to the media.
The winner explains why she believes an age limit should be imposed on National Lottery players – after her own fortune made it hard for her to trust people and left her struggling to live glare of the limelight.
Callie, who subsequently fell into a depression and tried to take her own life, said she had made countless ‘friends’ who she now believes was using her for money.
“I wish I was a bit older at the time of winning it,” she told stand-in hosts Rylan Clark and Lisa Snowden.
Callie was working on the checkouts in the local Co-Op in Cockermouth, Cumbria, when she won her money.
Pressured by friends, the teenager burned through half a million pounds on gifts. Just “wanting to be liked” the Cumbria girl believes she was taken advantage of by people she no longer deems “friends”.
She also splashed £300,000 on clothes after leaving her £3.60-an-hour job. Despite blowing £18,000 on boob jobs and treating herself, Callie explained wasn’t ready for the sudden change.
Britain’s youngest lottery winner says she’s happier as a working mum since blowing her £2m fortune.
Within weeks she met Nicky Lawson, father of her eldest two children, and moved into a £180,000 bungalow. She has previously said she spent £250,000 on cocaine during their relationship.
Callie quit work and splashed out on designer clothes, lavish presents for her biological parents and holidays.