British teen lottery winner Callie Rogers, 22, blew through nearly all of a jackpot of over $3 million, spending a substantial amount of it on cocaine.
Rogers told local British media that her ex-boyfriend Nicky Lawson got her hooked on cocaine and that she spent £250,000 (about US$406,000) on the habit.
"I was spending a fortune on cocaine, a nasty evil drug that tears your life apart," Rogers was quoted as saying. "I'll be honest. About a quarter of a million pounds of my win has been wasted on it."
The News reported earlier in August that the young woman who won millions from the lottery as a teenager was broke, but much happier that way.
At the tender age of 16, Rogers won a jackpot of £1.9 million, or about US$3.1 million. But the stress of overnight riches caused lots of problems for the teen at a time in life when a minimum-wage job is more than many kids can manage.
"I was just too young to cope with suddenly having that amount in the bank when I'd come from nothing," she said in a recent interview.
"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."
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 been spent on expensive cars, gifts, loans to family members, four houses she bought and furnished for herself and family members, luxury vacations, plastic surgery, clothing, and partying, as well as a trust fund for her children. "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."
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.
Rogers has moved back into her mother's house and is working three cleaning jobs to make ends meet, according to the Mail. She has two children, ages one and four, with Lawson.