Britain’s Youngest Lottery Winner, Callie Rogers, Has No Money And Lives On Benefits
Britain’s youngest lottery winner has no money and lives on benefits 18 years after winning £ 1.8 million at the age of 16.
Callie Rogers, 33, was recently banned from driving after crashing her 4×4 while high on cocaine when she was found to have blown her winnings. The sun reported.
The mother of four had to be sprayed with pepper spray when police arrested her after turning off a country road while being chased by police in Cumbria.
It was revealed in court that she was claiming Universal Credit despite her £ 1.8 million win in 2003 when the judge banned her from driving for 22 months.
Callie Rogers left Carlisle Crown Court in September 2018 after two women were convicted of a gruesome beating by her after a night out (left) and after winning the lottery in 2003 (right)
The luxurious life of the mother of four has evaporated along with the money
She hit the jackpot when she was just a teenager, making £ 3.60 an hour as a cashier.
But Rogers indulged himself with three breast augmentation surgeries, drug-fueled parties and £ 300,000 worth of designer clothes.
She also gave about half a million pounds to friends and family – and was brutally attacked two years ago after gaining fame in her area.
Last December, she was driving with her new boyfriend Jason Fearon, 31, when Rogers was plowing through a hedge near the town of Crosby.
A police officer got out of his car at around 1:20 am to check Rogers’ Hyundai Tucson, but the prosecution told the court how the pair tried to flee.
Pam Fee told Workington Magistrates ‘Court:'[Fearon] was then led to the police van where he said, “I told her not to drive,” referring to the woman he had been with. ‘
Rogers, meanwhile, was trying to get out of her handcuffs and had to be subdued by PAVA, a substance found in chili peppers and similar to pepper spray.
She later tested positive for cocaine use, but declined to take a breathalyzer.
Mrs. Fee told the court, “They both said she was, and that she was not repeatedly the driver for police officers. Her behavior seemed to go up and down all the time. ‘
Rogers’ attorney Mike Woolaghan told the court there was no evidence his client was driving.
He said, “I think she had been angry and annoyed about the way she had been treated.”
Rogers, of Flimby, admitted she had not provided a copy when she appeared in court on Wednesday.
In addition to a nearly two-year ban, she was ordered to wear an electronic label for eleven weeks with a curfew at her home.
Fearon admitted opposing an officer and was fined £ 200 and sentenced to £ 100 in damages.
Rogers has previously shared how her lottery winnings have sent her on a downward trajectory, calling for more protections for young winners.
At the time of her jackpot, she was living with foster parents in Cockermouth, Cumbria and working at the Co-op.
Within weeks, she met Nicky Lawson, father of her eldest two children, and moved into a £ 180,000 bungalow.
But five years later, her relationship fell apart and Rogers attempted suicide.
At some low point, her children were taken away from her, and she threw £ 17,000 on a boob job to boost her confidence.
She had previously claimed to have spent £ 250,000 on cocaine, but has since denied this.
Rogers also says she was targeted by people pretending to be her friends, only to divert her money.
In 2018, she revealed how she thought she would die after being attacked by two women on a night out.
She was knocked unconscious, her teeth fractured, her ribs fractured and she suffered permanent damage to her eyesight. Marie Hinde, 38, and Jade Quayle, 27, were later jailed.
Rogers told Closer magazine in 2013, “ I got up late and lived off takeaways. And so-called friends came over to party until the early hours of the morning.
‘Suddenly I was a local celeb and people in pubs came up to me like they were my best friend and I felt the pressure to buy all kinds of drinks. I didn’t know who to trust. ‘
She added: ‘It was too much money for someone so young. Even if you say your life won’t change, it will – and often not for the better. It almost broke me, but luckily I’m stronger now.
‘I try to forget the ups and downs I’ve been through and just feel like a normal person. The pressure to freak out and live a glamorous party life is gone – and I prefer it. ‘