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Britain's youngest lottery winner still broke, but expecting twins

May 12, 2012, 8:58 am

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A lottery winner who frittered away her £1.9 million (US$3 million) fortune on drink, drugs and luxury items is expecting twins — and she says the feeling is even better than when she hit the jackpot.

Callie Rogers, who was 16 when she matched all six numbers to become Britain's youngest lottery winner, is pregnant with two boys and due to give birth next month.

She said it meant she can finally live life to the full, having learned the hard way that money cannot buy happiness.

(See Now broke, teen lottery winner blew through $3M, Lottery Post, Sept. 2, 2009.)

'I'm so excited about having my boys,' she told the Sunday Mirror.

'It's the best gift anyone could ever have given me and far better than ever winning the jackpot.'

Miss Rogers, who already has a son and a daughter, was living in foster care when she won the National Lottery in 2003.

She had been placed with a kindly couple, Brian and Sheila Holmes, who provided her with the security and comfort she had lacked for so long.

But after her win she moved out and began a spending spree which led her to depression.

She spent £550,000 on four properties for herself and her family before splashing out £85,000 on cars.

Before long she had paid £11,500 for breast implants. She later posed naked for a magazine, with only banknotes to preserve her modesty.

She spent £200 a month on hair extensions and much more on clothes.

Miss Rogers treated her ex-boyfriends - including mechanic Simon Winthorpe, who got a £7,000 car and was paid £3,000 to be her chauffeur because she was too young to drive.

Another ex-lover, Gary Fidler, received gifts worth £4,000.

But the good life didn't last for long. She developed a cocaine habit and ended up blowing £250,000 on parties and drugs.

It led to the breakdown of her relationship with Nicky Lawson, the father of her children, Debony and Kian, and she attempted suicide three times after she lost custody of them.

She said: 'I made bad choices with men as I was young and stupid, and I was partying to the point where I was totally out of control. Looking back I am horrified by the choices I made.'

Now 25, the former shop assistant, originally from Cockermouth and currently living in Workington, Cumbria, could not be happier.

She met the father of the twins, factory supervisor Paul Penny, two years ago and she says he has helped her to turn her life around.

She lives with Mr Penny, 33, in a modest rented three-bedroom terrace house. She had to sell the last home she owned for £70,000.

Miss Rogers has only £40,000 left from the sale, which she plans to use to support her babies and pay for their education.

The only 'luxury' item she has left is a second-hand BMW she bought with Mr Penny for £15,000.

She said: 'I might not have any of my millions left, but I have met the man of my dreams and together we are about to have twins and both of us could not be more excited.'

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Thanks to myturn for the tip.

Daily Mail, Lottery Post Staff

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Monkey Butt, USA
United States
Member #54567
August 23, 2007
1124 Posts

So happy to see the young woman turned her life around and is happy with herself and found someone to share that happiness with her.

I wish nothing but the best for her and her budding family.

    dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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    November 12, 2009
    6371 Posts

    So happy to see the young woman turned her life around and is happy with herself and found someone to share that happiness with her.

    I wish nothing but the best for her and her budding family.

    I Agree! PERDUE, this young lady has been through a lot. It's nice to read that she has turn her life around.

    I Love Pink & Green 1908

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      May 21, 2007
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      I Agree! PERDUE, this young lady has been through a lot. It's nice to read that she has turn her life around.


        B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
        The Ville, FL
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        August 19, 2010
        1708 Posts

        "Now 25, the former shop assistant, originally from C0ckermouth and currently living in Workington, Cumbria, could not be happier."

        Im glad this girl is happy now. Hmmm never heard of that city before  Big Smile

          Member #114681
          August 5, 2011
          422 Posts

          I had a totally different picture in mind as I read through the story of what she might look like after that world wind lifestyle. BOY WAS I WRONG!

          "Freedom of Speech? Keep reading and you will discover that freedom comes at a price!"

            GGStarlings's avatar - skinalien
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            June 18, 2009
            872 Posts

            I saw her story on TV last summer, one of those documentaries on how the lottery can ruin lives.  That girl has been through so much.  I hope this means a better turn in her future.

            La Maga Della Spaziometria

              maximumfun's avatar - Lottery-030.jpg

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              March 16, 2012
              3713 Posts

              I hope her life is now all that she could have ever hoped it could be.  Some lessons are hard to learn.  Sounds like she has at least tried to learn them well.

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                January 30, 2010
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                'Trax, I'm not exactly sure what you meant with this emoticon but, I believe I have a clue...and will take a reasonable stab at it. First of all, I can see she's been through a lot just as everyone else does. However, I can also see where although she was lucky enough to win all that money, she was still just too young and immature to realize what it REALLY MEANT, FUTURE-WISE, IN THE BIG PICTURE FOR HER LIFE. This, to me, is just a classic case of someone coming into tons of money, and, just isn't ready for it...BY FAR. Also, she probably didn't have any positive influences, like friends or relatives, to help her manage and MAINTAIN her wealth for times just like RIGHT NOW as she's expecting twins.

                No one here can convince Lucky that her and her husband's life wouldn't be 1000% better with atleast 1/4th of that money for the new family. I mean, I do understand where she's been in life and have some sympathy for her but, I'm seeing this as a very good lesson for her to look back on and for lots of others to see as what not to do...even people here at LP. 

                I personally know a guy here who won around $90,000 (approx.) on Cash 5 about ten years ago. Prior to this, he never really had or dealt with "real" money before.  Well, he went and claimed his money and began to buy lots of jewelry, clothing, and vehicles. Now, he did purchase his mom a vehicle and did some things for his family. But, all of his money was blown on "several" cars for himself, buying all his friends expensive gifts, buying his "NEW GIRLFRIENDS" gifts, furnishing all those girls' houses/apartments with furniture, "making it rain" at all the clubs, etc. etc. 

                Right now, and to this very moment, he's pretty much homeless...with absolutey nothing to show for that money AT ALL. They took  the cars back and he had to sell a couple. The thought of buying a house or some land never even crossed his mind. He never thought about getting old and needing a little something to fall back on. From what I can see, people that don't know what to do with real money seem to win it without effort. Those who have a plan for it have to sit back and watch those people win it and blow it.

                I see this as a STRONG MESSAGE for those of us who are waiting to possibly experience such a windfall, and, to have a plan in place both mentally and financially. It's a once in a lifetime deal, you only get one shot at it, and it's the difference between having a good life and thinking how good you could've had it. Take note.


                  RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
                  United States
                  Member #9
                  March 24, 2001
                  20272 Posts

                  Just hope I'm as lucky and get a chance to make a similar mistake(with that amount of money).  At my age I won't have to worry about turning my life around. Wink

                   * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                    new york
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                    February 11, 2012
                    124 Posts

                    before reading this i thought a bad life was going to await her but im glad to see it wasnt the case. best of luck to her now

                      time*treat's avatar - radar

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                      March 30, 2005
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                      The council lottery is next.

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                        December 21, 2011
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                        So what if she pissed a lot of money away?You're only young once and may never get the chance to have that kind of fun again.I'm pretty sure if she does get the opportunity to have that kind of money again she'll be a little wiser with it.I know if I had access to that amount of money at her age I would have pissed it away,too.When I was young I didn't think that I'd get old and really didn't care what people said or thought,it was all about having fun.I lived to have fun and with that amount of cash I'd  have lots of fun.Now that I'm older and wiser,I'd be more conservative with it and plan on it lasting the rest of my life.I'd still have my toys,but the toys would be different than the toys I'd have bought when I was younger and there'd be less of them.I think she will do just fine.

                        When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

                        There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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                          The pic on the bottom is smoking hot.

                          That money's gone fo ever

                            Member #114681
                            August 5, 2011
                            422 Posts

                            The pic on the bottom is smoking hot.

                            Yeah the chic in the pic is a JACKPOT all by hersself!

                            "Freedom of Speech? Keep reading and you will discover that freedom comes at a price!"