Mega Millions, Powerball, and Lottery Winners Who Lost Everything

Teen mom Callie Rogers was too young to spend her money wisely.


Callie Rogers was just 16 when she won £1.9 million (about $3 million) in the UK’s lottery in 2003, and she was too young to know how to manage her money or where it would lead her, according to Gawker.

After briefly vowing to manage her winnings responsibly, Rogers made quick work of her fortune. She reportedly spent millions on vacations, clothing, cars, breast implants, and (according to British tabloid The Sun) more than $300,000 on cocaine.

She also reportedly spent more than a quarter of a million dollars on a bungalow and house for her mother.

Rogers eventually became a mom of three, and has said on the record she’s teaching them to be careful with money.

“I’m glad they’ll grow up knowing the value of money,” she told The Sun.

“I was too young to win the lottery. It nearly broke me, but thankfully, I’m now stronger than ever.”

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of an story including reporting from Pamela Engel, Mandi Woodruff, and Michael B. Kelley.

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