Topic: Lottery Winners - Real Stories
Callie Rogers was 16 years old living with foster parents in the UK and was working as a shop clerk making £3.60 an hour which is $5.83 U.S And one day she purchased a lottery ticket. Well low and behold the lottery ticket was a winner, Rogers won a whopping £1.9 million which is $3 million U.S in the National Lottery. She promptly bought four large homes and several brand new cars and even had two breast augmentations done.
The suddenly very wealthy teen also developed a penchant for sharing her big windfall with many others. She purchased many expensive gifts for many of boyfriends. She even bought one boyfriend a brand new car and also paid him to act as her personal Chauffer because at 16, she was still too young to drive. She also took fancy to another habit, that really led to Rogers financial ruin, this was cocaine. She estimates spending a quarter of a million pounds on the drug cocaine.
Now after the dust had settled, Rogers was left with very little to show for her newly aquired riches. She now sold the homes she owned, divested the all her new cars and then rented a modest townhouse to live in. Her actual savings seemingly paltry £40,000 which is $64,000 U.S which all remained now of her big lottery winnings. Then started work as a maid, however, in April 2012, now very low on funds and pregnant with twins along with a new boyfriend at her side, Rogers said, "For the first time I feel like I have everything I need.
So Rogers had learnt a big lesson and had to realize all is not just money, but still wasted all her winnings away foolishly. Winning a big lottery such as the National Lottery may not be suited for the younger less mature person.
Just a thought of mine: I would not think it's legal for a 16 year old teen to win never mind claim a lottery winning. Maybe it's different in the UK than the states or Canada.