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Sunday, 12 May 2013

In 2002, a 19 years old garbage man won $15 million lottery, spent it all on drugs, gambling, and prostitutes. Now he’s a garbage man again.

Michael Carroll (lottery winner) , who hails from Britain,  was a 19-year old garbage man in 2002. After winning the mula, he enjoyed celebrity status for sometime in the all-nagging British media, a self-proclaimed ‘King of Chavs’, a phrase emblazoned on his black Mercedes van. 

He began spending innocently enough at first-presents here for family, presents there for friends, and so on. Then, he began spending not so innocently on things like crack cocaine, gambling, prostitutes (at one point sleeping with about four a day), and enough booze to drown the sad midday crowd at an Irish pub.

Eight years down the line and he finds himself broke and back to working as a garbageman. According to him, he’s happier for it, at least based on what he said: “I find it easier to live off £42 dole than a million.”
Right. He has since made two suicide attempts, after returning to the £42-a-week jobseeker’s allowance.


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