Lotto winner blows $400,000 on coke

By chillinwill · Aug 31, 2009 · ·
  1. chillinwill
    Lottery winning teenager Callie Rogers has admitted that her instant riches led her to a 'drug spree' as she spent almost 250,000 pounds on cocaine.

    The 22-year-old now has only 20,000 pounds left from her 1.9million pound jackpot that she won at 16 years of age.

    She told News of the World: "I honestly wish I'd never won the lottery money - and knowing what I know now I should have just given it all back to them.

    "I was just too young to cope with suddenly having that amount in the bank when I'd come from nothing.

    "In the past six years I've sunk into a black hole - a black hole that at one point I thought I could never crawl out of.

    "I was spending a fortune on cocaine, a nasty evil drug which tears your life apart. I'll be honest, about 1/4 million pounds of my win has been wasted on it. Most of it wasn't for me, it was for my ex Nicky Lawson who was addicted to it.

    "But it was all my money that bought it. And that makes me absolutely disgusted with myself for allowing that to happen. I might as well have thrown it down the toilet."

    She added: "I started taking coke within weeks of winning the Lottery and pretty soon I was hooked. It made me forget about all the problems in my life and at the start made me feel like everything was OK.

    "But that didn't last long and soon drugs made me fall into a deep, dark place. Somewhere which made me feel I didn't want to live any more.

    "I honestly just felt so low I thought in death I'd find a safer happier place."

    "I won't lie, I've blown most of it," she said.

    "But, do you know what? I don't care.

    "Because all that money has brought me is heartache. Yes I enjoyed buying fast cars, holidays and clothes for the baby but honestly I'm glad it's nearly all gone.

    "I have the 20,000 pounds in the bank, and that's about it. But that's a lot more than most 22-year-olds," she added.

    August 30, 2009

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  1. Motorhead
    Wow, must have been a wild ride. Whats the legal age to buy lottery tiickets in the UK? I sure its 18 here on the other side of the pond, both Canada and the US.

    Awful waste though, can't say I wouldnt have done something similar at that age. But now at 35 its like 'What the Fooook are you doin girl?' lol
  2. b3ni
    You can do the lottery when you 16 in the UK. Although, I do believe for some other gambling methods it's 18.
  3. ninjaned
    wow, well you know what they say, absolute power corrupts absolutely. how can anyone blame her 16 year olds aren't known for their self control and swim would have surely done the same at that age.
  4. shanesmith7
    ya'know crack really could have stretched that money :laugh:
  5. missparkles
    She says it wasn't spent on herself, most of it was spent on her ex boyfriend who was a coke addict. So how did she sink into a black hole if she wasn't addicted? I can't see a non user suddenly becoming a coke user just cos she won lots of money, it doesn't make sense.
    Wonder what her baby/child was doing while she was wrecked on coke? Apologies for sounding skeptical, but it seems like she's just trying to justify wasting all of that money.
  6. violentcheetah
    RIGHT!!! Thats what swim was thinking!
  7. nibble
    If she had spent the £250k on a single purchase of cocaine she would have gotten a lot more for her money, oh well I guess kids just don't look for value. :laugh:
  8. missparkles
    OMFG...that made Sparkles spit OJ all over her keyboard.:laugh:
  9. Bajeda
    I read recently that the majority of lottery winners lose most or all of their winnings within 5 years of receiving them.

    If I were ever to win a lottery - however infinitesmial the likelihood of that happening is - I would put away 99% of the money and not touch it for at least a year, so my mind could wrap around the vast change in economic status and come up with useful things to do with it. Heard too many stories of people ending up miserable and depressed because they couldn't handle such a rapid influx of wealth.


    A large part of the reason why lottery winners lose their winnings is that they are unable to say no to friends and family requesting they share the wealth (can't remember the source, but I can look for it if you really want). You don't feel like you really earned the money and thus don't feel right denying it to other people close to you.

    I see her explanation being plausible, given the circumstances.
  10. drug-bot
    shit if swim won that he'd have spent it all on heroin and benzos, so he cant realy judge this chick
  11. Strange Brew
    SWIM would have invested the money into a massive marijuana grow-op!
  12. shivakiva2112
    Easy come, easy go. She's still got 20,000 pounds, that's a fuckton of money to me. If she invests it wisely and continues to save part of her wages/salary, she's due for early retirement, AND she got to blow 250k on coke and still be better off than she was before she started.

    Winning the lottery is more of a curse than a blessing though, all things considered.
  13. missparkles
    Sparkles didn't mean to sound so judgmental, she knows she'd be trying to justify pissing away so much money in so short a time, if it were her. Sparkles knows that if she won even a minimal amount (a few thousand) in the past that would have possibly been a death sentence for her. She'd assume that she could buy a cure, a way out of any trouble.
    Now she'd do exactly the same as Bajeda, she'd invest it and give herself a few months to get over the initial shock.
    Take care.
  14. cannabis-sam
    Yeah I can see how people could become careless with thier money, as someone else said I expect SWIM would of invested much of it in cannabis growing, mushroom growing and probably buying some large quanities of drugs, SWIM would probably end up giving shit loads of it away, but he can't see himself really ever wanting or needing that much cash, although SWIM would definately invest a large portion and live off the intrest. As long as SWIM has the PC a beer and fat one burning away in the ashtray he's happy (although he might be tempted to get himself an aprillia RSV1000).

    This girl was silly to squander it all so fast but as she said, most people her age including SWIM don't have nearly as much money, and seeing as she bought a house mortgage free, she's probably going to live quite a comfortable life.
  15. anonuser30500
    She wasted most of it on a series of low scale coke dealers who likely whispered sweet nothings in her ear before shovelling mad amounts of coke up their nose.

    I've got a funny feeling the £20,000 and a re-mortgage of her remaining home is on the cards as some other coke dealing sweet talking dude hits the scene.

    Nothing like a fool for love, is there?
  16. missparkles
    To get through that amount of cash in one long coke binge she must have been bang at it almost continually. I still wanna know if she was thinking of her child then, if she was thinking at all. What effect has "mummy being as high as a fuckin' kite" had on this child? I just hope there's adequate cash left to provide decent counseling for "abandonment issues" (drugs were the priority, not the child) this child will possibly have...amongst others.
  17. cannabis-sam
    Not that I'm saying caring for your children whilst wrecked is a good thing, but if she was coked up to her eyeballs 24/7 she was probably on the go all the time, in my experience speed freaks have some of the cleanest houses around.
  18. missparkles
    A spotless home doesn't give a child time, love or guidance. It doesn't kiss a scraped knee better, it doesn't allay fears when a child is frightened and it doesn't read bedtime stories.
    And I doubt she cleaned her own home, she could pay for someone to do that.
    Children need to know they're cared for, loved, they need to be put first, not seen as an inconvenience in the way of partying.
    But I'm assuming going from no money, to the sky's the limit (getting through that much money in such a short time) she was living hard and fast. Kids just don't fit into that lifestyle.
    Take care.

    PS. Sparkles isn't saying all addicts are like this, far from it, she's just reading between the lines. And going on her experience of addicts who have/had extreme wealth.
  19. cra$h
    that's roughly 300lbs of product (if she bought by the gram) in 7 yrs, that's not a rediculous amount of cocaine. Correct me if my numbers are wrong, but that would be 42lbs a yr, or 16oz/yr. or 448g. Thats 1.2g a day! Even if that's between 2 ppl, you're still talkin on average .6g in a day. Now for the experienced user, and with the quality of coke currantly, .6g/day isn't too hard, if you got the cash of course!
  20. Motorhead
    I thought she might look like the living dead by now, but she is doing alright. Ole Nicky boy looks a little ragged. He was doing most of the tooting me-thinks. lol.

    I have young kids to sparky, and I know where you are coming from.
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