Following reports of Michael Jackson's nearing bankruptcy ex-wife DEBBIE ROWE has secured her own financial future - she's won $385,500 (GBP257,000) on an internet casino.

Lucky Rowe, who enjoyed a three year marriage to the eccentric pop star before divorcing him in 1999, wants to spend her winnings on presents for the two children she has with Jackson.

A source reports, "The way his finances are going, Michael might need a loan from her. But Debbie doesn't plan to give any to him.

"She wants to get the kids something nice - if Michael hasn't already bought it, that is."

28/05/2003 13:38