16-year-old lottery winner regrets not saving $3m prize for disabled son

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

At the age of just 16, Callie Rogers became the United Kingdom’s youngest ever lottery winner, scooping up a cool $3 million (£1.8 million).

You’d assume with that amount of cash in your pocket you’d be set for life, but winning that amount of money at such a young age was too much to handle for Callie.

In 2003 Callie Rogers, then 16, became the youngest lottery winner ever in Britain winning $3 million (£1.8 million). Source: Getty

Now aged 31, Callie has expressed her regret over burning through her winnings 15 years ago, not having any left to support her disabled son.

Callie’s six -year-old son Blake has cerebral palsy. He can’t walk without help, talk or swallow properly.

“A lot of the time I don’t care about money,” she told the Daily Mail. “I was never one for designer clothes or flash cars.

“But it’s my one big regret that the money isn’t here for Blake.”

If she had the money now, Callie admitted she would invest it in sensory stimulation for Blake.

So, where exactly did all the money go?

She bought houses for herself, her mum and grandparents; flash cars, some of which were for then boyfriends; and plastic surgery, specifically three boob jobs.

Callie also spent a chunk of the cash on drugs – reportedly $400,000 (£250,000), although she has denied it is anywhere near that amount.

She also acted as a bank for former so-called friends helping to pay off loans, offering up wads of cash and buying MacBooks.

However, some of the cash is still tied up on her grandparents house, which will be a future trust fund for her children.

Callie now works as a carer and lives in a $700-a-month (£400) house with Blake and her two-year-old daughter Georgia.

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