By George Stephens • 17 November 2019 • 16:52
A lottery winner who smashed his £10 million fortune on sex, drugs alcohol and rock n roll has said he does not regret spending all his money.
Michael Carroll, who was known as the “Lotto lout” after throwing wild parties at his Suffolk mansion, now works as a coalman in Moray, Scotland, earning £10 an hour.
The former binman won the £9.7million jackpot in 2002 when he was just 19.
But he managed to burn through his cash after giving £4 million away to family and then spending the rest on a life of hedonism.
This included buying a £390,000 mansion and spending money on trips to Spanish brothels with his friends lavishing themselves in gorgeous blondes and champagne.
By 2012 he had spunked all his cash and lost his three properties.
Mr Carroll told The Mirror: “It didn’t go wrong – it was the best 10 years of my life for a pound.
“I don’t look back with any regrets that’s for sure. It was 10 years of fun for a pound, you can’t go wrong with that.
“I wouldn’t want to turn the clock back. But I live a good, free lifestyle now and I’m happier because I’ve got my life back.”
We the Euro Weekly News spoke to another lottery winner Paul Stringer who at the time owned Choice Furniture in Willenhall just outside Wolverhampton who won just over 2 million at the start of the lottery he said ” Good on the lad – you only live once – my lottery win was small compared his hit – allowed me to live in Spain, this young lad has clearly ” smashed it” as long as he takes the memories to the grave that’s all that counts – grave stones don’t display your bank balance”
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