£9.7m lottery winner Michael Carroll says his kids won't get a penny of his winnings
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A man who won almost £10 million on the lottery before spending it all says that he hasn’t even saved anything for his kids because they’ll have to ‘work for what they get’.
Well, they will if you’ve spent it, that’s kind of how it works.
Nicknamed the ‘Lotto Lout’ and – self-proclaimed – ‘King of the Chavs’, Carroll no longer has his riches and works on a quarry, but claims he has no regrets about how he went about it all.
He said: "I don't regret or wish anything.
"If you live like that you're always thinking 'Why did I do that, why did I do this?' and I don't want to live like that.
"No, I don't wish I put some money away for the kids.
"My kids will have to work for what they get.”
That’s certainly true, as we’ve covered.
Michael continued: "I worked all my life before I won and work hard now.
“Even when I was at school I used to bunk off and I'd be on the strawberry field with my mum and nan.
"Any one of my bosses will tell you how hard I graft.
"I was at Walker's biscuit factory for seven months and when I left there I was at the slaughterhouse for six years until they closed. I rose to the top there and loved it.
"I was delivering coal for two years and I've been at the quarry for three years.
"I'm a yard foreman so I'm operating heavy machinery and stuff.
"My kids aren't mad with me for spending the money.
"One of them joked with me and said, 'I know where you spent all the money - cocaine and hookers' and I couldn't believe it.
“I said 'How do you know that?!' and she said 'Duh, the internet'."
Michael was working as a bin man before he won the lottery, going on to claim that he slept with 4,000 women along the way after his win.
Then, in 2013 he was declared bankrupt after spending thousands on ‘Roman-style orgies’ involving naked women with plates of cocaine, as well as spending hundreds of thousands on jewellery and holidays.
Now, he claims he’s on the right side of the law, adding: "I haven't been arrested in 12 years.
"Since I've been in Scotland I haven't been in trouble with the police. I've been a law-abiding citizen believe it or not.
"No complaints from neighbours, nothing like that, everyone around here is sound.
"All the nonsense is in the past. I'm 40 now, not 19."