But 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 medication, playing and thousands of prostitutes, has since February claimed £42 per week in jobseeker’s allowance.
But he’s keen to get off the dole and back to earning £200 every week accumulating garbage close to his residence in Downham Market, Norfolk.
The daddy of two told The Individuals: ‘I can’t wait to cease signing on and begin getting paid for doing a proper job like normal folks.’
He also stated he hoped to see some of his old mates again on the job, including: ‘It was laugh when I was doing it earlier than I won so I don’t thoughts going back 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 friends and a whole lot of hundreds on medication. By the top of 2003, he was smoking £2,000 of crack cocaine every single day and hosting drug and drink fuelled parties at his £325,000 home, the notorious Grange in Downham, Norfolk.
Angry at his life of excess, his wife Sandra left him and took their child daughter Brooke along with her. Rather than see the decision as a wake-up name, Carroll continued on his lifetime of excess, 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 child, once stated: ‘I may go for days with out sleeping due to the medication – so I’d just spend night and day s****ing with all these hookers.’
Describing how he descended right into a world of medicine 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 automobiles, including a black Mercedes van emblazoned with the phrase ‘King of Chavs’.
Repairs to properties he has wrecked with raucous events have additionally price him 1000’s and he reportedly lost an estimated £80,000 on a property deal in Dubai after the market fell.
Carroll also misplaced £1million on the dogs and horses and even injected £1million into his favourite football crew, Rangers.
He was all the way down to his last £500,000 money in 2008 and last 12 months offered his £400,000 fleet of luxurious automobiles and spent the proceeds.
However in February, as it emerged that he had been declared bankrupt, he advised the Mail that he had no regrets about his lost fortune.
He said: ‘The get together has ended and it’s again to actuality. I haven’t acquired two pennies to rub collectively and that’s the way I like it. I find it simpler to live off £42 dole than 1,000,000.
He stated 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 people were really like,’ he defined.
Carroll grew to become infamous 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 earlier than the courts dozens of instances for anti- social behaviour.
In 2004, Carroll was jailed for five months after failing to adjust to a drug remedy order, imposed as a 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 hundreds of pounds of harm.
Under its terms, he was not allowed to threaten, harass or intimidate anybody within the borough of West Norfolk, an space masking about 400 square miles.
The order also prevented him from threatening or making an attempt to trigger criminal 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 together with his pool stuffed with rubbish.