What Happens When a Teenager Wins the Lottery?

- By Bossip Staff

Six years ago, a sixteen year old British girl won 3 million in the UK lottery.  Did she save enough for a rainy day or throw it all in the bag? Pop the hood to find out how she’s making out six years later.

Callie Rogers, who is now 22, says winning the lottery brought her nothing but pain, heartache, and two attempted suicides:

My life is in shambles and hopefully now it has all gone and I can find some happiness. It’s brought me nothing but unhappiness. It’s ruined my life. I’ve just wanted to make people happy by spending money on them. But it hasn’t made me happy. It just made me anxious that people are only after me for my money. Until you win such a large amount of money at such a young age, you don’t realize the pressures that come with it. I did it because winning the lottery has ruined my life.”

Now that all the money is gone, Callie says she hopes to rebuild her life and let go of her dark past! Damn, if only we could have won that much money at 16; we’d have more businesses than “Blood Diamond” Russ and Diddy put together in their heyday!

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Comments

  • Nam

    Oh dear

  • drenk

    yea if i wouldve won that much at 16 i would be dead broke now too, parents or some responsible adult shouldve stepped in and made her put in the bank or something

  • jakeylakey

    the lottery’s cursed.. I’ll stay broke

  • Eb

    How can a windfall of money ever be “cursed”?

  • tb

    All these sob stories when they win the lotto…Let me win the lotto one day, you wouldn’t hear me sobbing. Freak a being poor….Rich and unhappy are you kidding me!

  • http://www.bossip.com Re

    Damn.

    Hate to say it, but money can’t buy you happiness. (excluding material, of course).

  • Man, I just don't care™

    @CALLIE ROGERS

    **Nelson from the Simpsons voice**

    Ha ha!

    You idiot.

  • Pseudo-Baby-Hair

    She should have moved away or at least consulted a financial planner. Going broke is never the answer…..No, money can not buy you peace, love, wisdom or happiness and in the case of some of these celebs….not even a good lacefront.

  • jakeylakey

    @eb as biggie say mo money mo problems. don’t get it twisted, if you get it with the right mindframe then you got a chance.. if I win it, which I can’t ‘cos you gotta play to win but if i did a 3rd of it’s going to deserving folks. I ain’t that deserving

  • HarlemWorld

    It’s always a curse… but it can be. Once you come into a large some of money your perception of what is real to you and of those around you shifts. Even if you don’t go gaga you will experience anxiety over such concerns as: trying to help everyone (esp. family), as well as not knowing if people are genuinely your friend or just there for the benefits.

  • Clay Davis "Sheeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiittt"

    she should have at least started some type of business….a couple mill will only take u but so far when you on spending spree’s…but hindsight is always 50/50 especially for her!!!

  • Angee

    Shit, this has happened to grown people who have won the lottery.

    It’s to much money dropped in your lap at one time. You have to be really grounded.

  • http://bossip Whoa! aka Toot-it-up!

    If that kind of bread came my way now, I will sooo heartlessly cut people off incl family. Hell I’m like that already so it would be REAL easy for me. They’d be calling me a cold hearted b****.

    *In Rick James voice* Coooooooooooooooooooooold bloooooooooded!

  • http://bossip Whoa! aka Toot-it-up!

    hey Angee 😛

  • Angee

    What up Whoa!

  • The Bear

    I would have to blame her parents for that. Poor guidance.

  • http://www.myspace.com/musicman2486 L

    Tragic

  • http://urbanfrugalchic.com Cynthia

    She had no role models..to teach her how to handle her money.damn shame…

  • Its6amHoGetOut

    Lets see if I won $1.8 mil I’d

    1.Get with a financial planner to minimize taxes.
    2.Look for deductions that are acceptable to the IRS then donate to them instead of giving it to the government.
    3. Immediately give 10% to my parents and 5% to my sister and $25,000 to financees parents.
    4. $25,000 to the church.
    5. Lets see I’d have about $1.3 left, deposit it and get about $60k a year in interest.

  • Lady J

    Well….I would like to have the chance to ruin my life…

  • http://www.myspace.com/musicman2486 L

    I would opt to be an anonymous winner, you know once people know you have money thats all they want from you…you can live a modest life and still be happy… this chick should have went to school or something.

  • jamaicanbeauty

    anybody that wins the lotto
    they life becomes worse than it was before.
    why is that.

  • ???

    Its6amHoGetOut

    Lets see if I won $1.8 mil I’d

    1.Get with a financial planner to minimize taxes.
    2.Look for deductions that are acceptable to the IRS then donate to them instead of giving it to the government.
    3. Immediately give 10% to my parents and 5% to my sister and $25,000 to financees parents.
    4. $25,000 to the church.
    5. Lets see I’d have about $1.3 left, deposit it and get about $60k a year in interest.
    ______________
    umm… easier said than done.

  • http://bossip heavenup7

    dumb bit……ch

  • Anna

    L

    I would opt to be an anonymous winner, you know once people know you have money thats all they want from you…you can live a modest life and still be happy… this chick should have went to school or something.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    I agree. The curse starts when you tell of your winnings. I would call my lawyer and have him turn in my ticket anon. I would call my financial adviser and take it from there.

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