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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Twins on the way for Workington lottery winner Callie Rogers

Lottery millions winner Callie Rogers is pregnant with twin boys, it has been reported.

The 25-year-old from Workington, who shot to fame when she won almost £1.9m on the National Lottery in 2003 at the age of 16, is expecting the babies with fireman Paul Penny, 33.

She is due to give birth in three weeks.

Callie has posed naked for a magazine shoot showing off her tattooed baby bump.

And the latest edition of Closer magazine, which features the picture, reports her as saying: “I might not have any of my millions left but, for the first time in my life, I really do feel like I've won the lottery.”

She told the magazine that she only had £40,000 left from her win and was living in a rented home in Workington.

The money went on properties, cars, holidays, gifts for friends and thousands on breast enlargements.

The magazine reports Callie as saying: “I made bad choices with men and was partying to the point where I was totally out of control”.

Callie picked her winning numbers at Mills’ newsagents on Cockermouth’s Main Street in July 2003. She became the second youngest person in the country to win the lottery jackpot.

After the win the former pupil of Workington’s Southfield Technology College, who had been living in foster care at the time, quit her £3.60-an-hour job at the Co-op store in Cockermouth where she stacked shelves and worked on the till.

A fortnight later she met Nicky Lawson, 29, and the couple had two children.

Following news about her twins, Callie told Closer magazine: “We didn’t plan a baby, let alone two, but I’m truly the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.

“I’ve finally grown up and said goodbye to my troubled past.

“I have about £40,000 left but after that all my money is gone. But I’m really not worrying about it. I don’t desire material things like I used to.

“I’m so excited about having my boys. It’s the best gift anyone could ever have given me and far better than ever winning the jackpot.

“It’s like I have been given another chance at happiness and for that I am extremely grateful.”

The Times & Star tried to contact Callie this week but she was unavailable for comment.

Have your say

To Anon (2nd comment) If Callie wants to be 'left alone to enjoy the future with Paul and the twins' why is she willingly appearing in a national magazine announcing that she is expecting twins imminently?? I wish her and her partner all the best for the future, but in my opinion she should be keeping a low profile and leading a 'normal life' for the sake of all of her childrens futures.

Posted by Honey Monster on 10 May 2012 at 12:42

If you aren't 'bothered' then don't read. Simples! I can't understand why people are so quick to judge others based on what they read....do you even know the girl? If only everyone was so perfect like yourselves.

Posted by M on 6 May 2012 at 23:48

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