However eight years on, having blown all that money, Michael Carroll is practising for a return to his previous job as a binman.
The 26-year-old, who squandered his multi-million fortune on medicine, gambling and hundreds 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 a week amassing rubbish near his residence in Downham Market, Norfolk.
The daddy of two told The Individuals: ‘I can’t wait to stop signing on and begin getting paid for doing a proper job like regular individuals.’
He also stated he hoped to see some of his outdated friends again on the job, adding: ‘It was laugh once I was doing it earlier than I gained so I don’t mind going back to it.’
Carroll’s jackpot win in 2002 disappeared with astonishing velocity because the tattooed self-styled ‘King of the Chavs’ lavished a number of million pounds on family and friends and a whole lot of hundreds on medicine. By the tip of 2003, he was smoking £2,000 of crack cocaine daily and hosting drug and drink fuelled events at his £325,000 home, the notorious Grange in Downham, Norfolk.
Angry at his life of extra, his wife Sandra left him and took their child daughter Brooke together with her. Somewhat than see the choice as a wake-up name, Carroll continued on his life of extra, turning to prostitutes.
He boasted about sleeping with four a day – a total of two,000 at a price of £100,000 over eight years – with a view to sate his sexual appetite.
Carroll, who now lives with girlfriend Gemma Peake, a hairdresser with whom he has a toddler, as soon as said: ‘I might go for days without sleeping because of the medication – so I might simply spend evening and day s****ing with all these hookers.’
Describing how he descended into a world of medication and paying for intercourse, he continued: ‘I only started to think about three things – medication, 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 events have additionally cost him hundreds and he reportedly lost an estimated £80,000 on a property deal in Dubai after the market fell.
Carroll additionally misplaced £1million on the canines and horses and even injected £1million into his favourite football workforce, Rangers.
He was all the way down to his last £500,000 money in 2008 and final 12 months bought 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 lost fortune.
He stated: ‘The social gathering has ended and it’s again to reality. 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 said others had benefited from the win greater than he had.
‘I’m simply glad it’s over. There have been also vultures all over the place after my cash. I began to see what folks were actually like,’ he defined.
Carroll became notorious for his yobbish behaviour and answering any criticism with a one-fingered salute.
He arrived to collect his winnings wearing an digital offender’s tag, fitted after he was discovered drunk and disorderly and has appeared before the courts dozens of instances for anti- social behaviour.
In 2004, Carroll was jailed for 5 months after failing to comply with a drug remedy 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 windows from his Mercedes, causing thousands of pounds of injury.
Underneath its terms, he was not allowed to threaten, harass or intimidate anyone in the borough of West Norfolk, an space protecting about 400 sq. miles.
The order additionally prevented him from threatening or making an attempt to cause felony harm in the identical space.
In 2008, thugs killed 12 of his canine and ran him out of his lavish Downham, Norfolk, dwelling and he has never returned. Instead it stands vandalised and derelict together with his pool filled with rubbish.