Teen Lotto Winner Faces Bankruptcy

UK woman is broke, says money ruined her life
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2009 12:27 PM CDT
Callie Rogers blew through more than $3 million, the Mail reports.   (©Photos8.com)

(Newser) – Callie Rogers was once the UK's second-youngest lottery winner, coming into more than $3 million in 2003 at the age of sixteen. Now at 22, she’s attempted suicide twice, drives a secondhand car, and works three jobs to avoid bankruptcy, the Mail reports. Rogers—who has two children with a criminal—told a friend, “'My life is a shambles and hopefully now it has all gone I can find some happiness.”

In addition to more than $1 million spent on parties, clothes, breast enhancements, and luxury vacations, Rogers spent $900,000 on homes for herself and family members and $744,000 on gifts and loans to family members and boyfriends. “I've just wanted to make people happy by spending money on them,” she continued. “But it hasn't made me happy. It just made me anxious that people are only after me for my money.”