£9.7 million lottery winner used to start each day with 'three lines of Charlie and half a bottle of vodka'
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A man who won - and then lost - a £9.7 million lottery jackpot would start his day with cocaine and vodka.
With his new-found riches, Carroll - who was just 19 at the time of his win - developed a drug and alcohol habit, admitting to spending up to £2,000 a day on cocaine as he ‘started sniffing the world away’.
Carroll told the Daily Record the win led to him becoming a ‘full-blown alcoholic’ and revealed that he would begin his day with ‘three lines of Charlie and half a bottle of vodka’.
The lottery-winner would also throw sex parties that he claimed were similar to ‘Roman-style orgies’ in which he would have naked women carrying trays of cocaine.
"In every room in my house people would be f**king. Women would just come up to me and offer me sex," he said. "The girls would have all their gear off and they'd be serving cocaine on silver plates."
He even claimed to have been given the nickname ‘Master Micky’ after having sex with eight women in a night.
But his OTT nights of excess didn’t come cheap, and Carroll would happily spend up to £50,000 on the parties.
As well as splashing his cash on drugs, alcohol and women - Carroll also made some less-than-ideal investments, which saw his fortune plummet.
He invested £1 million into his favourite football club Rangers, who entered administration in 2012, and forked out £325,000 on a mansion that ‘lay derelict for about 10 years’, according to the Daily Star.
In 2013, Carroll declared himself bankrupt and was even homeless for a three-month spell.
He’s since managed to get back on his feet, finding work in various roles including a job at a slaughterhouse and as a coal delivery man.
Despite losing his fortune, Carroll has got a surprisingly upbeat attitude towards the whole situation.
"I live a good, free lifestyle now and I'm happier because I've got my life back, I'm a skint lottery winner," he said.
"I reckon I'm lucky to be alive. If I still had the money I’d be 6ft under."
He also has zero regrets about frittering his cash away, explaining: "I don't look back with any regrets, that's for sure, I wouldn't want to turn the clock back."