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UK's youngest Lotto winner listed the things she blew all her money on

UK's youngest Lotto winner listed the things she blew all her money on

She has opened up about where her fortune went

At one point or another, most of us have fantasised about winning the lottery.

But for the UK's youngest Lotto winner, the reality of the win was not as glamorous as it might seem.

Callie Rogers was only 16 years old when she bagged her £1.875 million prize in 2003.

She was working as a shop assistant her local Co-op for £3.60 a hour at the time.

With that much money to spend, it'd be hard to know where to start.

The mum-of-four from Cumbria started where most of us probably would.

She splashed out half a million on homes for herself and her family, with an additional £550k going towards clothes, tattoos and travelling.

Fair enough.

Unfortunately for Callie, a lot of people came with an extended hand.

Callie said: "I would give money to distant relatives and friends of friends. I loaned £20,000 here, £13,000 there. I would never get it back.

"People asked for money for new cars and I would help out. I was a soft touch.

"Now I realise what they were like. I was exploited because of my age. I had a lot of fake relationships."

Callie Rogers won the lottery when she was 16 and since spoken about how it affected her.
Facebook/Callie Rogers

Given that she had a humble start in life - growing up in foster care - it's perhaps understandable that she'd want to be generous and help others.

But when people took advantage of her, this led her to a dark place.

At age 21, she attempted to take her own life and has since issued a warning to others who play the lottery.

Although the minimum age to take party in the National Lottery was raised to 18 in 2021, she still hopes her kids never take part.

Speaking to The Mirror: "Overnight I went from carefree child to adult. All these years on, it still gets dragged up.

Callie Rogers has spoken about how she lost her fortune.

"Even when I go for job interviews, I am thinking about it. 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."

Camelot previously told LADbible: "Callie received extensive support from us which lasted many years. She didn't take up the independent financial and legal advice offered by us.

"However, our winner's team fully supported her and helped her to handle media interest.

"We will continue to support Callie in any way we can if she wants."

Featured Image Credit: PA/ITV

Topics: National Lottery, UK News