British Chick Who Won Lottery 10 Years Ago When She Was 16 Is Now Broke Too, Bro.

Posted: July 16, 2013 in Random Thought

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(Yes this is really her. Posting with her titty implants in 2010)

At 16 she became Britain’s youngest lottery jackpot winner, but her £1.9million prize proved more of a curse than a blessing. Callie Rogers gave up her job and frittered most of her money on parties, drugs, cosmetic surgery, holidays and gifts. Ten years on, Miss Rogers has only £2,000 left in the bankbut says she has never felt happier. For instead of bringing happiness, her riches left her feeling so lonely and vulnerable that she attempted suicide. Now the 26-year-old is training to be a nurse and shops for bargains in Tesco. The closest she comes to splashing out is ordering a Friday night takeaway. She lives in a modest £80,000 three-bedroom house in Workington, Cumbria with her partner, fireman Paul Penny, 34, and son Blake, one.  Her new life has not been free from tragedy, however – Blake was one of twins but his brother Mason was stillborn. Miss Rogers, who has two children aged eight and six from a previous relationship, said: ‘I can’t believe ten years have passed since I stood holding that huge cheque. ‘It feels like a lifetime ago. I was too young to win the lottery – I don’t think 16-year-olds should be eligible. ‘It was too much money for someone so young. Even if you say your life won’t change, it does – and often not for the better. It nearly broke me, but thankfully, I’m now stronger. ‘I try to forget the ups and downs I’ve been through and just feel like a normal person. ‘The pressure to splash out and live a glam party life has gone – and I prefer it.’ Miss Rogers, who works two days a week as a carer for the elderly and is taking an NVQ in caring in preparation for a nursing course next year, met Mr Penny in 2010. ‘Paul had no idea who I was or that I was ever a millionaire,’ she said. ‘I didn’t tell him – after a while, he found out from mates, but he fell for me, not the money. ‘We’re a normal family. We shop at Tesco, save for holidays and stay in with takeaways. ‘My life revolves around the kids and, if they want something expensive, they wait for birthdays and Christmas. I’m glad they’ll grow up knowing the value of money.’

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve never had money and never had a taste of riches, but I find it hard to believe rich people when they say “money doesn’t buy happiness.” Umm, how about you try being broke and living paycheck to paycheck for a couple years. Then come tell me which life is happier. The one with weekend yacht trips and filet mignon, or the one with dollar cheeseburgers and 40 oz of OE? Yeah, thought so.
I somewhat get where this girl is coming from. At age 16, you have no concept of how little you actually need money at that time in your life. My question is where the hell was an adult to tell her to put half in savings and gain interest? If I ever come across a crazy large lump sum of cash, that’s my plan. Don’t touch half of it for 10 years and then re-evaluate where I’m at in life and what I really need it for. Are you waiting for a punch line? Tough titty. I don’t play when it comes to money management. As I’ve said before, it’s the true measure of a man. I’d splurge a bit with one half of it, but no huge purchases. Just basically live my normal life but with more vacations, better food, and maybe a little bit of this once or twice…
That’s about it. I’m a simple man with simple pleasures. Nice views, good food, cold beer and some big booty hoes.

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