Britain’s youngest lottery winner who scooped the £1.8million prize aged 16 has said the age limit for players must be raised to 18

Callie Rogers, from Workington, Cumbria, squandered the life-changing sum by buying lavish gifts for her family and friends and on a boob job.

The mother-of-three’s life of luxury has evaporated along with the cash, but she insists she’s ‘happier than ever’ earning just £12,000 a year, reports the Mirror.

Now the carer has called for the lottery gambling age to be raised as she did not know how to cope with the whopping prize.

She told the Mirror: ‘Overnight I went from carefree child to adult. All these years on, it still gets dragged up. Even when I go for job interviews, I am thinking about it.

‘I suffer from such bad anxiety when I am going to meet new people. It preys on my mind, what a new partner’s family will think of me, or even new friends. I still get abuse just because of who I am.’

Ms Rogers believes a number of ‘fake friends’ exploited her naivety, asking for tens of thousands of pounds in loans or expensive goods and never giving a penny back.

She added: ‘People asked for money for new cars and I would help out. I was a soft touch. Now I realise what they were like. I was exploited because of my age. I had a lot of fake relationships.’

At the time of her win, Miss Rogers was living with foster parents in Cockermouth, Cumbria, and earning £3.60 an hour as a Co-op checkout girl.

Within weeks she met Nicky Lawson, father of her eldest two children, and moved into a £180,000 bungalow.
The mother-of-three’s life of luxury has evaporated along with the cash, but she insists she’s ‘happier than ever’ earning just £12,000 a year.

But five years later, her relationship fell apart, leading to Ms Rogers attempting suicide.

At a particular low point, her children were taken away from her, and she splashed £17,000 on a boob job to help with her confidence.

She had previously claimed to have spent £250,000 on cocaine, but now denies this.

Camelot, who run the lottery, said: ‘Callie received extensive support from us which lasted many years. She didn’t take up the independent financial and legal advice offered by us.

‘However, our winner’s team fully supported her and helped her to handle media interest. We will continue to support Callie in any way we can if she wants.’

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