However eight years on, having blown all that money, Michael Carroll is practising for a return to his outdated job as a binman.
The 26-year-old, who squandered his multi-million fortune on medication, gambling and 1000’s of prostitutes, has since February claimed £42 per week in jobseeker’s allowance.
But he’s eager to get off the dole and again to earning £200 every week amassing rubbish close to his dwelling in Downham Market, Norfolk.
The daddy of two told The Individuals: ‘I can’t wait to stop signing on and start getting paid for doing a proper job like normal people.’
He also said he hoped to see a few of his old buddies again on the job, adding: ‘It was a great snigger once I was doing it earlier than I won so I don’t thoughts going again to it.’
Carroll’s jackpot win in 2002 disappeared with astonishing speed as the tattooed self-styled ‘King of the Chavs’ lavished a number of million kilos on household and mates and a whole lot of 1000’s on medicine. By the end of 2003, he was smoking £2,000 of crack cocaine daily and hosting drug and drink fuelled parties at his £325,000 residence, the infamous Grange in Downham, Norfolk.
Indignant at his lifetime of extra, his spouse Sandra left him and took their baby daughter Brooke along with her. Relatively than see the decision as a wake-up call, Carroll continued on his lifetime of extra, turning to prostitutes.
He boasted about sleeping with 4 a day – a total of two,000 at a value of £100,000 over eight years – in an effort to sate his sexual urge for food.
Carroll, who now lives with girlfriend Gemma Peake, a hairdresser with whom he has a child, as soon as mentioned: ‘I may go for days without sleeping because of the medicine – so I’d just spend night and day s****ing with all these hookers.’
Describing how he descended into a world of medicine and paying for sex, he continued: ‘I only started to think about three issues – medicine, sex and gold.
He spent a small fortune on his trademark chunky gold jewellery and a fleet of automobiles, together with a black Mercedes van emblazoned with the phrase ‘King of Chavs’.
Repairs to properties he has wrecked with raucous events have additionally price him hundreds and he reportedly misplaced an estimated £80,000 on a property deal in Dubai after the market fell.
Carroll additionally lost £1million on the dogs and horses and even injected £1million into his favorite football staff, Rangers.
He was down to his final £500,000 cash in 2008 and last yr bought his £400,000 fleet of luxury automobiles and spent the proceeds.
But in February, because it emerged that he had been declared bankrupt, he informed the Mail that he had no regrets about his lost fortune.
He mentioned: ‘The get together has ended and it’s again to actuality. I haven’t acquired two pennies to rub together and that’s the best way I prefer it. I find it simpler to reside off £42 dole than one million.
He stated others had benefited from the win greater than he had.
‘I’m simply glad it’s over. There have been also vultures everywhere after my money. I began to see what people were really like,’ he defined.
Carroll turned infamous for his yobbish behaviour and answering any criticism with a one-fingered salute.
He arrived to gather his winnings sporting an electronic offender’s tag, fitted after he was found drunk and disorderly and has appeared earlier than the courts dozens of times for anti- social behaviour.
In 2004, Carroll was jailed for five months after failing to adjust to a drug therapy order, imposed as a part of a sentence for cocaine possession. He was also handed an Asbo by magistrates in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, for catapulting ball bearings at cars and windows from his Mercedes, inflicting hundreds of pounds of harm.
Beneath its terms, he was not allowed to threaten, harass or intimidate anybody in the borough of West Norfolk, an area overlaying about 400 square miles.
The order additionally prevented him from threatening or trying to cause criminal injury in the identical space.
In 2008, thugs killed 12 of his canine and ran him out of his lavish Downham, Norfolk, residence and he has never returned. As a substitute it stands vandalised and derelict along with his pool stuffed with rubbish.