Too much too young

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Cal­lie Rogers

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.

Leah Sum­ray

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.”

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