Too much too young
AT 16 Callie Rogers became Britain’s youngest lottery jackpot winner, scooping £1.9million.
But the prize for the £3.08 an hour Co-op checkout worker proved more of a curse than a blessing.
She gave up her job and frittered most of her money on parties, drugs, cosmetic surgery, holidays and gifts. But she felt lonely and she even attempted suicide.
Ten years after her 2003 windfall, Callie only had £2,000 in the bank and was training to be a nurse. She then said she was never happier.
Mickey “Lotto Lout” Carroll
SWAGGERING Carroll became Britain’s most notorious Lotto loser after buying a lucky dip in 2002 while wearing an electronic crime tag.
The ex-binman won £9.7million when he was 19 and went on a spree – cocaine, gambling and hookers. He was nicknamed the Lotto Lout after getting an Asbo for terrorising neighbours and being jailed twice for drugs and affray.
After his winnings drained away he was forced to live on benefits, then worked in biscuit factory in 2011 before his current job in a slaughterhouse.
SCRATCH card winner Leah Sumray, who scooped £1million at the age of 21, was jailed for 14 days after she went on holiday instead of giving evidence in court in 2009.
She ignored a witness summons and went to Fuerteventura instead of attending Truro crown court in Cornwall where she should have testified against a man on assault charges.
Leah, of St Ives, who earned £4.60 an hour before her win, was arrested at Bristol Airport when she returned and taken before a judge.
McDonald’s worker Luke Pittard
LUKE won £1.3million but went back to work flipping burgers for £5.85 an hour at McDonald’s.
The 25-year-old Cardiff lad applied to get his old job back 18 months after the win in 2006 because he missed his workmates.
He said: “They all think I’m a bit mad but I tell them there’s more to life than money.
“I loved working at McDonald’s before I became a millionaire and I’m really enjoying being back there again.”