UK's Youngest Lottery Jackpot Winner Of $3.2million, Callie Rogers Is Now Living On Welfare.

Posted by Zainab Pervez in News On 30th March 2021
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Callie Rogers from Flimby, Allerdale, was 16 when she won the $3.2million jackpot in 2003.

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A UK woman who won a fortune when she was just a teenager is now living on welfare after spending her money - all $3.2 million of it. Callie Rogers, from Cockermouth in central England, entered the lottery and won £1.8 million (AU$3.2 million) in 2003 when she was just 16 years old.

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Callie forked out £11,500 on two boob jobs, £300,000 on clothes, make-up and tattoos, £85,000 on top-of-the-range sports cars, and a quarter of a million pounds on cocaine.

Callie spent a further £250,000 on holidays to locations including Mexico and EuroDisney, £118,000 on gifts to former boyfriends, £190,000 in un-returned loans to friends and family members, and £50,500 on solicitors' fees.

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Callie says she believes she was too young to bag such a huge sum - leaving her with nothing but trouble.

Callie was banned from driving for 22 weeks after failing a drugs test when she crashed her car, with her boyfriend Jason Fearon.

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The incident took place last December, when police spotted her car near her then-boyfriend's home in Crosby, Cumbria at around 1.20am. Fearon was caught, before resisting arrest and eventually being cuffed.

Ms Fee said: "He's then been led to the police van in which he stated, 'I told her not to drive', referring to the female he'd been with but refused to give a breathalyser test."

Ms Fee added: "She both said that she was, and that she wasn't the driver repeatedly to police officers. Throughout, her behaviour seemed to be up and down."

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Mike Woolaghan, defending, said: "She's in receipt of benefits at the moment - she's in receipt of Universal Credit for herself and the children. She has to accept that this inevitable loss of her driving licence is going to have a detrimental impact on her and that impact will be hard-felt for her in her particular circumstances because of the care responsibilities she has for her children as a lone parent."

"But particularly with one of those children having quite profound disabilities."

"She is going to have to try and manage her life for the period of that disqualification without the benefit of her vehicle and her driving licence."

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"I suffer from such bad anxiety when I am going to meet new people. It preys on my mind, what a new partner’s family will think of me, or even new friends. I still get abuse just because of who I am.”

Callie feels she was too young to cope with the pressure and wants to stop other kids from going through the same problems she faced.

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