However eight years on, having blown all that cash, 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, playing and hundreds of prostitutes, has since February claimed £42 a week in jobseeker’s allowance.
However he is eager to get off the dole and back to earning £200 per week gathering rubbish close to his dwelling in Downham Market, Norfolk.
The daddy of two advised The Folks: ‘I can’t wait to stop signing on and start getting paid for doing a proper job like normal people.’
He also stated he hoped to see a few of his old friends again on the job, adding: ‘It was a good giggle after I was doing it earlier than I won so I don’t mind 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 pounds on family and buddies and a whole lot of hundreds on medicine. By the tip of 2003, he was smoking £2,000 of crack cocaine every day and hosting drug and drink fuelled parties at his £325,000 home, the infamous Grange in Downham, Norfolk.
Indignant at his life of excess, his spouse Sandra left him and took their baby daughter Brooke along with her. Quite than see the decision 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 – as a way to sate his sexual appetite.
Carroll, who now lives with girlfriend Gemma Peake, a hairdresser with whom he has a child, as soon as said: ‘I could go for days with out sleeping because of the medication – so I’d just spend night and day s****ing with all these hookers.’
Describing how he descended into a world of medication and paying for sex, he continued: ‘I only began to consider three issues – 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 also cost 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 favorite football workforce, Rangers.
He was right down to his final £500,000 cash in 2008 and last year bought his £400,000 fleet of luxury automobiles and spent the proceeds.
But in February, as it emerged that he had been declared bankrupt, he told the Mail that he had no regrets about his lost fortune.
He stated: ‘The celebration has ended and it’s back to actuality. I haven’t bought two pennies to rub together and that’s the way in which I like it. I discover it easier to reside off £42 dole than one million.
He mentioned others had benefited from the win more than he had.
‘I’m simply glad it’s over. There were also vultures everywhere after my money. I began to see what folks had been 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 carrying an digital offender’s tag, fitted after he was found drunk and disorderly and has appeared before the courts dozens of times for anti- social behaviour.
In 2004, Carroll was jailed for 5 months after failing to comply with a drug therapy 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 cars and windows from his Mercedes, inflicting hundreds of kilos of injury.
Under its terms, he was not allowed to threaten, harass or intimidate anybody in the borough of West Norfolk, an space overlaying about 400 square miles.
The order also prevented him from threatening or trying to cause criminal harm in the identical area.
In 2008, thugs killed 12 of his dogs and ran him out of his lavish Downham, Norfolk, home and he has by no means returned. As a substitute it stands vandalised and derelict with his pool full of rubbish.