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    Teenage lottery winner. broke at 22

    Teenage lottery millionaire who won 1.9m broke at 22
    By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Last updated at 11:41 AM on 24th August 2009

    Former teenage lottery millionaire Callie Rogers is said to be facing bankruptcy after blowing all of her 1.9million jackpot.
    However, Miss Rogers, 22, who is living with her mother and has taken three cleaning jobs to make ends meet, claims she is glad to be poor.
    Her life lurched from one crisis to the next after she won her fortune at 16 and she attempted suicide twice.




    But she has now told a friend: 'My life is a shambles and hopefully now it has all gone I can find some happiness. It's brought me nothing but unhappiness. It's ruined my life.
    'I've just wanted to make people happy by spending money on them.
    'But it hasn't made me happy. It just made me anxious that people are only after me for my money.'
    Miss Rogers drives a second-hand VW Golf and is selling her 180,000 house in Whitehaven, Cumbria.
    She is believed to need the cash to pay a 3,000 solicitor's bill and could face bankruptcy proceedings if she cannot raise enough cash.
    Her parents Jeff Rogers and Susan Jenkinson, who live separately in High Harrington, Cumbria, yesterday refused to comment on the claims.
    The mother of two children, aged four and one, became the second youngest person to win the lottery jackpot in July 2003.
    But her life has turned full circle since she hit the headlines six years ago.
    She bought and furnished four homes for herself, her parents and her grandmother for 550,000, and spent 200,000 on luxury holidays.
    Around 265,000 was blown on expensive cars, gifts and loans to family members.
    She spent more than 450,000 on designer clothing, partying and having her breasts enhanced.
    Other expenses include 188,000 in gifts to boyfriends and legal fees of around 70,000. She also set up a six-figure trust fund for her children.

    Back to square one: The former Cumbria home of Callie and her mother, before her lottery win. The teenager's fortunes have plummeted since her windfall
    Miss Rogers began a stormy relationship with criminal Nicky Lawson and they had a son and a daughter.
    But she tried to kill herself with an overdose of tablets over allegations that he tried to steal her cash and had slept with her younger sister.
    Then in December last year her boyfriend Ryan Thompson was arrested for dealing cocaine at her home and having a stun gun. He was later jailed for two years.
    Miss Rogers, a former Co-op shelf stacker, was also arrested but was released without charge.
    Shortly before the arrest she is said to have slashed her wrists. Four years ago she told how her windfall had led to her first suicide attempt. She said: 'Until you win such a large amount of money at such a young age, you don't realise the pressures that come with it.
    'I did it because winning the lottery has ruined my life. 'I wish I had never won. I haven't been able to cope with it - and I was convinced I'd be better off dead.'

    Read more: Teenage lottery millionaire Callie Rogers who won 1.9m broke at 22 | Mail Online

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    Another one of life's great whining losers

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    What a typical loser.

    Brit, eh?

    (Not that Yanks are any better - then again, they are nearly Brits)

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    I remember her picture in the paper when she won. From that day on, she was a target. In hindsight, perhaps it would have been better to request annonimity, pretend that she had won a quarter of that and engaged the sevices of an honest accountant.

    I may well have done something similar at her age, although, in fairness, I can't remember what being sixteen was like.

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    Aren't there age restrictions to buying lotto tickets?
    I've never bought one.

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    ^16 in the UK.

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    Shame that no one was around to help the woman discover a little common sense. some friends she has/had.

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    to be fair, she really only wasted one lot of cahs, the other purchases were reasonable investments......real estate, porsches and ferarris hopefully.

    The designer clothes might have been a bit much, but then she is a girl and just 16.

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    they should teach how to handle money in school....really...sad

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    I can remember watching a documentary in UK about what happens to the big pools winners.
    It appears that age has nothing to do with it and nearly all of them lose the money.

    The program producers could only find one happy bloke amongst the winners and he was a young gardener from East Anglia and still working as a gardener.

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    If you win 2 million at 16 and have anything left at 22 then you've wasted your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    'My life is a shambles and hopefully now it has all gone I can find some happiness. It's brought me nothing but unhappiness. It's ruined my life.
    See the old chesnut is true...Money can't buy happiness. I've just been asking my students that same question at school...and they all said the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    'I've just wanted to make people happy by spending money on them.
    Didn't spend any on me deary!!! I'm bitter now..

    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    'But it hasn't made me happy. It just made me anxious that people are only after me for my money.'
    Newsflash.....they were.

    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    Miss Rogers, a former Co-op shelf stacker
    It's horrible what the newspapers can dig up on you in times of hardship...
    SHELF STACKER...the shame..
    ...now that's better isn't it..

    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    'Until you win such a large amount of money at such a young age, you don't realise the pressures that come with it.
    You didn't have to carry it around...we have banks for that dear...she really was too young..


    Quote Originally Posted by DaffyDuck
    (Not that Yanks are any better - then again, they are nearly Brits)
    That's not true they'll mostly tell you that they're Oi'rish

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    The inevitable, omnipresent comparison -- how you measuring up mateys?

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    Hmmmm ........ its seems that the kind of people who buy lottery tickets in the first place are the ones most likely to piss it up the wall if they win. Easy come, easy go.
    Last edited by Bangyai; 25-08-2009 at 02:06 PM.

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    1900000, could do that in a weekend.

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    When I was a nipper I used to steal money and it is amazing how quickly you can spend it with one friend and a fun fair or amusement arcade.

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    Some people are not meant to be rich, especially the young. They usually aren't mature enough to understand the opportunity to become wealthy only happens once or twice in a lifetime for most people. If you let it slip from your fingers, it most likely will be a long time before another chance comes around.

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    It's OK, the world needs ditch diggers, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaffyDuck View Post
    What a typical loser.

    Brit, eh?

    (Not that Yanks are any better - then again, they are nearly Brits)

    Yeah, those condescending, ceremonious, pompous Yanks and their bland cuisine.

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    Drugs of course

    How penniless teen Lotto winner Callie Rogers blew her 2m fortune - including 250,000 on cocaine
    By CHRIS BROOKE
    Last updated at 5:14 PM on 30th August 2009



    Winner! Callie Rogers, won 1.8million - but then spent nearly all of it on fast cars, holidays and cocaine
    Teenage lottery winner Callie Rogers has confessed to blowing 250,000 on cocaine and said she should never have been allowed to spend her fortune at such a young age.
    Miss Rogers, 22, scooped 1.9million when she hit the jackpot in 2003 at the age of 16 and went on a never-ending spending spree.
    In a frank interview she told how her drug addict boyfriend Nicky Lawson got her hooked on cocaine too and she wasted a fortune on the drug.
    The former shop assistant believes she shouldn't have had access to her winnings until she was old enough to deal with her wealth sensibly.
    Now back living with her mother in Cumbria, the mother-of-two said:'I honestly wish I'd never won the lottery money - and knowing what I know now I should have just given it all back to them.
    'I was just too young to cope with suddenly having that amount in the bank when I'd come from nothing.'
    She told the News of the World: 'In the past six years I have sunk into a black hole - a black hole that at one point I thought I could never crawl out of.
    'I was spending a fortune on cocaine, a nasty evil drug that tears your life apart. I'll be honest, about a quarter of a million pounds of my win has been wasted on it.'
    Miss Rogers said her drug-induced depression had caused her to attempt suicide three times.
    On the last occasion in November last year her latest drug dealer boyfriend Ryan Thompson found her at home with her wrists slashed. She claims to have stayed off drugs since and is attempting to rebuild her life.
    Her winnings have also gone on expensive holidays, homes for family members, designer clothing and fast cars. 'I won't lie, I've blown most of it,' she said. 'But do you know what? I don't care. Because all that money has brought me is heartache.'
    Miss Rogers said she had 20,000 in a bank account and 'that's about it.'
    A child trust fund set up for her son was 'raided' by Lawson, but around 15,000 is left.
    She said she is no longer taking anti-depressants, is having counselling and the support of family and friends is helping her to make the most of her life again.
    'For as long as I can remember I've suffered from depression.'
    She first attempted suicide at 13 and winning the lottery made her mental health problems 'much, much worse' instead of better, she said.

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    'Suddenly I went from having nothing to having more money than I could ever imagine, and I was only 16. Everyone all over the world was reading stories about me and hated being in the spotlight.
    'In hindsight I wish someone had taken the money off me when I won it and given it back to me when I was mature enough to handle it.'
    Miss Rogers, who has a son aged four and a daughter who is almost two, said she was determined to provide a stable family life for her children.
    'I just want to provide them with the peaceful safe environment they deserve. They make me so proud and I want them to feel the same about me.

    Read more: How teen Lotto winner Callie blew her 2m fortune - including 250,000 on cocaine | Mail Online

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    it makes you appreciate the value of money when you have to work bloody hard for it, when it is given/won, there is no value to it, easy come easy go, i have seen a few fools partying away lucky earns, cars drugs bikes and bloody pokie machines..woohoo i just won 300 bux, they don,t tell ya it took a grand to win it in the slots

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    bittersweet tale.

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    To be someone must be a wonderful thing
    A famous footballer a rock singer
    Or a big film star, yes I think that I would like
    I would like that
    To be rich and have a lot of fans
    And lots of girls to prove that I'm a man
    To be number one - and loved by everyone

    Getting drugged up with my trendy friends
    They really dig me, man, and I dig them
    And the money that I spend, it is like my fame, and it's quickly gone

    No more swimming in my guitar shaped pool
    No more reporters at my beck and call
    No more cocaine, now it's only ground chalk
    And I can't afford a taxi so I have to walk

    Didn't I have a nice time
    Wasn't it sucha nice time
    Didn't I have a nice time

    I realize I should have stuck to my guns
    You stood me out just like a bastard son
    And I lost myself, but I know that it was wrong
    And it cost me a lot

    No more drinking cause now the club shuts down
    And I'm out here on my arse with the rest of you clowns
    I get really scared without my bodyguard
    And I'm sitting all alone in my expensive yard

    Didn't I have a nice time
    Wasn't it such a nice time
    Didn't I have a nice time
    Wasn't it such a nice time
    I remember it was a nice time
    To be someone must be a wonderful thing


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    lottery winner

    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    If you win 2 million at 16 and have anything left at 22 then you've wasted your life.
    I agree with Dr. Bob.Stood no change at that age,tried to please all,spongers and family alike. Like Oscar Wilde said 'anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination'

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    epicurian Yanks?

    Quote Originally Posted by BugginOut View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DaffyDuck View Post
    What a typical loser.

    Brit, eh?

    (Not that Yanks are any better - then again, they are nearly Brits)

    Yeah, those condescending, ceremonious, pompous Yanks and their bland cuisine.
    Bland cuisine!!!! they cover everything with condiments etc,quality not important
    when they stack up their Smorgasbords.

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