Britain’s “Lotto Lout” in suicide bid after squandering near £10m fortune

KINGS LYNN – Michael Carroll won a massive £9.7m National Lottery jackpot in November 2002 and has since risen to fame for all the wrong reasons. He squandered all of his fortune on a house that he destroyed, drugs, drink and prostitutes, earning himself the reputation of “Lotto Lout”.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Carroll has tried to kill himself twice in the past two week. He attempted to hang himself nearly two weeks ago but was discovered by a friend, who saved him.

Early last week he self-harmed and was taken to hospital near his home in Norfolk but discharged himself as he refused to let doctors treat his injuries.

Michael Carroll now lives on benefits after spending all his winnings in much less than a decade and is apparently in a “bad place”, according to a friend who is there to look after him.

Carroll did not disclose whether he still plays the lottery.


Published: August 16, 2011

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