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Lotto winner: Callie won 2.5 million at the age of 16 – now she gets support – international news

London – Callie Rogers (33) was the youngest lottery winner in England at the age of 16. In 2003 she worked as a saleswoman and was not paid five euros per hour. Then the windfall: The teen girl from Flimby (England) won the equivalent of over 2.5 million euros in the lottery.

But all that money at a young age became a curse. The millionaire had four children and gave away thousands of her winnings to friends. She bought a house for herself, her parents and grandparents each with the lottery millions. Then came cosmetic surgeries and three breast augmentations, tattoos, vacations, cars and legal fees consumed the rest of her fortune.

Callie is no longer laughing

Callie is no longer laughingFoto: picture-alliance / dpa

The money didn’t bring her luck

The mother of four went broke quickly. Today she receives support from the state. One of her four children was born with a severe disability, so Callie has to rely on her car.

But now she has been banned from driving for 22 months after a car accident, and she even has to wear an ankle cuff for eleven months. “The verdict will hit her hard,” said her criminal defense attorney in Cumbria court.

What happened?

The former millionaire used cocaine. Completely high, she sat behind the wheel of her car, stepped off a country road in northern England in the dark, dashed into a farmer’s hedge. Her boyfriend at the time Jason F. (31) sat in her four-wheel drive Hyundai.

A police officer saw the accident from his company car at 1:20 a.m. and stopped to help. But the couple ran away from the officer. A hunt began, the policeman finally caught the struggling Jason and handcuffed him. He finally grabbed Callie, too, and she was handcuffed too. A test confirmed drug use.

Winner pose in 2003. Now Callie has been convicted of cocaine use and hit-and-run

Winner pose in 2003. Now Callie has been convicted of cocaine use and hit-and-runFoto: picture-alliance / dpa

Years ago, Callie spoke out against minors being allowed to win the lottery. Since then, the age limit has been raised to 18 years.

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