Lotto winner Callie Rogers severely beaten up by two dog-sitters who threw her around "like a rag doll"
Teenage Lotto winner Callie Rogers was beaten up by two women dogsitters after a night out, a court heard.
Lotto winner Callie Rogers, who scooped up a neat £1.87million aged just 16 years in 2003, was beaten up so badly by a pair of dogsitters that she needed to be hospitalized for treatment, a court heard.
Twenty six-year-old Jade Quayle and 37-year-old Marie Hinde kicked, punched and stomped on Rogers in a late night altercation that happened in July last year. They allegedly dragged her around "like a rag doll" and caused severe injuries, causing her to be rushed to a hospital. The duo is now facing prison time.
According to The Sun, Rogers was heading home in a taxi last year before visiting her boyfriend's residence when the attack occurred. The Carlisle Crown Court heard that while the boyfriend was not home, dogsitters Hinde and Quayle were present at his place. Rogers got into an argument with them soon after. During the assault, which occurred at approximately 2 am in Whitehaven, Cumbria, Callie thought she blacked out.
The case against the attackers was adjourned for sentencing on September 14. Hinde hails from Whitehaven while Quayle is from Cleator Moor, according to The Sun.
Callie Rogers, now a mother of three, was just 16 years old when she won the staggering $2.37 million prize money, about 15 years ago. However, she later revealed she had blown $23,000 on boob jobs, $380,000 on clothes and $630,000 on 'gifts' to friends and family. Now, she has nothing left.
Last week, in a conversation with Lisa Snowdon and Rylan Clark-Neal on the ITV show This Morning, Callie said: "I wish I was a bit older at the time of winning it.
"At 16 you're just a child, and then suddenly overnight you've got to become an adult."
She said she had made too many "friends" who were using her only for her money. She subsequently fell into a depression and tried to commit suicide.
Callie recounted her time with the money: "There were people who came along after I won the lottery who weren't in my life before, and aren't in my life now."
The hosts then asked her if she thought her friends took undue advantage of her, to which she said: "At the time you don't realize because you want everybody to like you.
"It just became too much to cope with, not knowing who liked me for me anymore and having all the stress of all the money.
"I just wanted to go back to having a normal life. I'm 31 now, I still struggle with trust issues."
Callie added: "I still struggle with trust due to it, but I'm a lot better than I was. I'm starting to be able to trust people again."
When she won the lottery, Rogers was earning a measly $4.50 an hour as a Co-op checkout girl and was living with her foster parents in Cockermouth, Cumbria. As a child, she couldn't believe her luck when she won the cash prize and quit her work. She splurged on luxurious presents for her biological parents, designer clothes, holidays, and parties.
Speaking to Closer magazine in 2013, she said: "I got up late and lived on takeaways. And so-called mates would come over until the early hours to party.
"Suddenly, I was a local celeb and people would come up to me in pubs as if they were my best friend and I felt pressure to buy them all drinks. I didn’t know who to trust."
She added: "For so long, I drifted with no aims. Now I have a job and my family to care for."
"It was too much money for someone so young. Even if you say your life won’t change, it does – and often not for the better. It nearly broke me, but thankfully, I’m now stronger.
"I try to forget the ups and downs I’ve been through and just feel like a normal person. The pressure to splash out and live a glam party life has gone – and I prefer it."
Urging lottery bosses to raise the National Lottery age limit to 18, Callie said: "At 16 you're still just a child and you don't have any understanding of money and the concept of what it brings."