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Michael Carroll blows the Lott

PUBLISHED: 09:25 11 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 08 July 2010

THE man who styled himself the King of Chavs when he won £9.7m on the lottery is back on the dole after blowing the lot, his agent has confirmed.

THE man who styled himself the King of Chavs when he won £9.7m on the lottery is back on the dole after blowing the lot, his agent has confirmed.

Michael Carroll said he wanted to buy a house, a fishing lake and a Ford Orion, when he turned up to collect his winnings late in 2002 - wearing an electronic tag for breaching an ASBO.

But everything went wrong for the former binman, who enraged his neighbours when he bought a mansion on the outskirts of Swaffham, called The Grange, and held banger races in the garden.

Within months, his young wife had left him and he was spending thousands a day on crack cocaine and drug-fuelled parties.

A string of court appearances for anti-social behaviour charges followed, before he was jailed for nine months for affray, in 2004.

Over the weekend Mr Carroll, now 26, told a tabloid newspaper he had blown his fortune.

Sean Boru, who co-wrote Mr Carroll's autobiography Be Careful What You Wish For, said: “The money is all gone. He's going to be putting The Grange on the market; he's made things up with his ex-wife and he's going to be selling the property and putting the money into a business.”

This week workmen appeared to be clearing the grounds of The Grange, which stands beside the A47 dual carriageway.

There was no answer at the property where Mr Carroll currently lives - a detached property 10 miles away on an estate in Downham Market, called Miss-Be-Haven.

Earlier, the Daily Mail reported Mr Carroll was just as happy living on £42 a week Jobseeker's Allowance as with the £9.7m fortune he won with his first-ever lottery ticket bought at a Downham newsagents.

“The party has ended and it's back to reality. I haven't got two pennies to rub together and that's the way I like it. I find it easier to live off £42 dole than a million.”

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