However eight years on, having blown all that cash, Michael Carroll is practising for a return to his old job as a binman.
The 26-year-old, who squandered his multi-million fortune on drugs, gambling and hundreds of prostitutes, has since February claimed £42 per week in jobseeker’s allowance.
However he is keen to get off the dole and back to incomes £200 every week collecting rubbish near his house in Downham Market, Norfolk.
The father of two informed The Folks: ‘I can’t wait to stop signing on and start getting paid for doing a correct job like normal individuals.’
He also mentioned he hoped to see some of his previous mates again on the job, including: ‘It was an excellent laugh after I was doing it before I gained so I don’t mind going again to it.’
Carroll’s jackpot win in 2002 disappeared with astonishing speed because the tattooed self-styled ‘King of the Chavs’ lavished a number of million pounds on household and buddies and a whole lot of hundreds on medicine. By the top of 2003, he was smoking £2,000 of crack cocaine each day and hosting drug and drink fuelled events at his £325,000 home, the infamous Grange in Downham, Norfolk.
Indignant at his lifetime of excess, his wife Sandra left him and took their baby daughter Brooke along with her. Moderately than see the choice as a wake-up name, Carroll continued on his life of extra, turning to prostitutes.
He boasted about sleeping with 4 a day – a complete of two,000 at a value of £100,000 over eight years – with a purpose to sate his sexual urge for food.
Carroll, who now lives with girlfriend Gemma Peake, a hairdresser with whom he has a toddler, as soon as mentioned: ‘I could go for days with out sleeping because of the medication – so I would just spend evening and day s****ing with all these hookers.’
Describing how he descended into a world of drugs and paying for intercourse, he continued: ‘I solely started to consider three things – drugs, sex and gold.
He spent a small fortune on his trademark chunky gold jewelry and a fleet of cars, including a black Mercedes van emblazoned with the phrase ‘King of Chavs’.
Repairs to properties he has wrecked with raucous parties have also value him thousands and he reportedly misplaced an estimated £80,000 on a property deal in Dubai after the market fell.
Carroll additionally misplaced £1million on the dogs and horses and even injected £1million into his favorite soccer team, Rangers.
He was right down to his final £500,000 cash in 2008 and last 12 months offered his £400,000 fleet of luxurious vehicles and spent the proceeds.
However in February, because it emerged that he had been declared bankrupt, he instructed the Mail that he had no regrets about his misplaced fortune.
He said: ‘The get together has ended and it’s again to reality. I haven’t received two pennies to rub collectively and that’s the way in which I like it. I discover it easier to dwell off £42 dole than 1,000,000.
He mentioned others had benefited from the win greater than he had.
‘I’m just glad it’s over. There have been additionally vultures everywhere after my money. I began to see what individuals had been actually like,’ he explained.
Carroll became notorious for his yobbish behaviour and answering any criticism with a one-fingered salute.
He arrived to collect his winnings carrying an electronic offender’s tag, fitted after he was discovered drunk and disorderly and has appeared earlier than the courts dozens of instances for anti- social behaviour.
In 2004, Carroll was jailed for 5 months after failing to adjust to a drug treatment order, imposed as part of a sentence for cocaine possession. He was additionally handed an Asbo by magistrates in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, for catapulting ball bearings at vehicles and home windows from his Mercedes, inflicting hundreds of kilos of damage.
Below its terms, he was not allowed to threaten, harass or intimidate anyone within the borough of West Norfolk, an area overlaying about 400 square miles.
The order also prevented him from threatening or attempting to cause legal damage in the identical space.
In 2008, thugs killed 12 of his dogs and ran him out of his lavish Downham, Norfolk, dwelling and he has by no means returned. Instead it stands vandalised and derelict along with his pool stuffed with rubbish.