From Rags to Riches to Rags Again: 21 Winners Who Lost It All

19. Too Young to Win?

Callie Rogers is perhaps the youngest big lottery winner. At age 16, she won £1.9million ($2.9 million) in 2003. Her winnings went toward cosmetic surgery, drugs and partying. She says she attempted suicide three times.

Now married and a mother of three, she has only £2,000 ($3,000) left in the bank, but says she is finally happy. She says of the experience, “I was too young to win the lottery — I don’t think 16-year-olds should be eligible.”

 
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