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 medicine, gambling and 1000’s of prostitutes, has since February claimed £42 every week in jobseeker’s allowance.
However he’s keen to get off the dole and back to earning £200 a week accumulating garbage near his residence in Downham Market, Norfolk.
The father of two advised The Folks: ‘I can’t wait to cease signing on and begin getting paid for doing a proper job like regular folks.’
He also said he hoped to see some of his outdated friends back on the job, including: ‘It was an excellent chortle after I was doing it before I received so I don’t thoughts going again to it.’
Carroll’s jackpot win in 2002 disappeared with astonishing pace as the tattooed self-styled ‘King of the Chavs’ lavished a number of million kilos on family and associates and a whole bunch of hundreds on medication. By the tip of 2003, he was smoking £2,000 of crack cocaine each day and internet hosting drug and drink fuelled events at his £325,000 residence, the infamous Grange in Downham, Norfolk.
Angry at his lifetime of extra, his spouse Sandra left him and took their child daughter Brooke together with her. Moderately than see the choice as a wake-up name, Carroll continued on his life of excess, turning to prostitutes.
He boasted about sleeping with 4 a day – a complete of 2,000 at a price 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 toddler, once said: ‘I could go for days without sleeping due to the drugs – so I would simply spend night 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 began to consider three issues – 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 events have also value him thousands and he reportedly lost an estimated £80,000 on a property deal in Dubai after the market fell.
Carroll also lost £1million on the canines and horses and even injected £1million into his favourite soccer team, Rangers.
He was down to his last £500,000 cash in 2008 and final yr offered his £400,000 fleet of luxurious cars and spent the proceeds.
But in February, as it emerged that he had been declared bankrupt, he informed the Mail that he had no regrets about his misplaced fortune.
He said: ‘The social gathering has ended and it’s again to actuality. I haven’t received two pennies to rub together and that’s the way in which I like it. I find it simpler to stay off £42 dole than 1,000,000.
He stated others had benefited from the win more than he had.
‘I’m simply glad it’s over. There were also vultures everywhere after my cash. I began to see what people had been actually like,’ he explained.
Carroll became infamous for his yobbish behaviour and answering any criticism with a one-fingered salute.
He arrived to gather his winnings carrying 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 5 months after failing to adjust to a drug treatment order, imposed as 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 kilos of injury.
Below its phrases, he was not allowed to threaten, harass or intimidate anybody in the borough of West Norfolk, an space masking about 400 sq. miles.
The order additionally prevented him from threatening or attempting to cause felony damage in the same space.
In 2008, thugs killed 12 of his canine and ran him out of his lavish Downham, Norfolk, dwelling and he has by no means returned. As an alternative it stands vandalised and derelict together with his pool filled with rubbish.