Lottery winner Carroll ‘takes biscuit factory job’

File photo of Michael Carroll. Carroll has since slimmed down from his peak weight of 22 stone. Picture: PA

File photo of Michael Carroll. Carroll has since slimmed down from his peak weight of 22 stone. Picture: PA

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MICHAEL Carroll, the man who spent the entirety of his £10 million lottery jackpot in ten years, has taken a job at the Walkers shortbread factory in Elgin.

Carroll, who won a £9,736,131 National Lottery jackpot in 2002, has taken up the job at the biscuit factory this week according to the Daily Record. Carroll was left with just 70p to his name at the end of his spending spree last year.

Carroll, 30, bought a plush mansion in Norfolk with his winnings and reportedly held regular stock car races on the grounds. He also invested £1 million in Rangers Football Club, and gave away almost a third of his jackpot to his friends and family. He estimates that he spent £12,000 a week on illegal drugs at the height of his excesses, and took over 100 trips to Spain in the decade.

He had the phrase ‘King of Chavs’ painted on the side of his van, which he owned along with cars worth £500,000. In 2006 he was jailed for nine months after weilding a baseball bat at a Christian rock concert.

A neighbour living near Carroll’s home close to the Walkers factory told the Record: “He’s not been anti-social since he’s been here, he’s just got his head down and got on with the job.

“You don’t expect to see a lottery millionaire with the overalls on getting stuck in. Fair play to him.”

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