The most stupid Lotto winner in the world
Rangers-daft lout singled out in viral video
LOTTO lout Michael Carroll has topped a list of the world’s “most stupid”
The “King of Chavs” scooped nearly £10m in 2002 but was singled out in a viral
video after ending up broke.
Carroll, 32, splurged his cash on hookers, a back-door race track and sank
into a £2,000-a-day coke habit.
The ex-binman, who once boasted of living like Scarface kingpin Tony Montana,
wound up slogging it at a biscuit factory in Elgin, Morayshire after
spending time in the nick.
He previously said: “I’d never had much – suddenly I felt like a king.”
More than 9m people have viewed the “10 Stupid Lottery Winners” video.
It tells of Carroll’s rags-to-riches and back again story alongside other
tragedies from across the world.
Such as US lottery winner Willie Hunt who netted $3.1m and blew it on crack.
The clip lays into Carroll’s “fast lane” lifestyle after he won £9.7m as a
Carroll spent thousands on drugs, hookers and built a race track in the back
garden of his Norfolk mansion.
In an exclusive chat with The Scottish Sun last year, he said: “I’d spend
£2,000 a day on cocaine – money was no object.
“I used to smoke so much crack, my body couldn’t take any more.
“I’d hit the floor, bleeding and frothing from the mouth.
“I was close to death and tried to kill myself.”
Carroll was jailed for five months for drug offences in 2004 and later moved
to Scotland after hitting rock bottom.
In 2013 we revealed the ex-jailbird was working for £204 at the Walkers
biscuit site in Elgin, Moray.
He since went on to feature in TV docs about his fantastic fall from a
Carroll said: “I thought the money would change me for the better.
“But I think it can bring out the worst. I am glad it is gone.”The most stupid Lotto winner in the world Rangers-daft lout singled out in viral video LOTTO lout Michael Carroll has topped a list of the world’s “most stupid” jackpot winners. The “King
14 Lottery Winners Who Blew It All
But what if winning made your life a living hell?
As any of these winners-turned-losers would tell you, winning isn’t everything.
Especially when you don’t have a clue what to do with that money.
Suzanne Mullins couldn’t dig herself out of debt
She quickly found herself in debt, using future payouts as collateral for a $200,000 loan.
Mullins later switched to a lump sum payout, but never paid back the debt. The loan company filed suit and won a $154,000,000 settlement that was all but worthless—Mullins had no assets.
Michael Carroll had a fetish for hookers
Michael Carroll was at his peak when he won Britain’s £9.7 million ($15 million) jackpot in 2002, The Week reports.
But a penchant for life in the fast lane—cocaine, parties, hookers and cars—put him back at square one in five years.
Last we heard, the ex-garbageman was hoping to get his old job back.
Americo Lopes quit his job, lied about it, then got sued
Construction worker Americo Lopes won the New Jersey lottery, quit his job and then lied about it, claiming he needed foot surgery.
After coming clean to an ex-colleague, he and a few others ganged up on Lopes for not splitting the winnings as promised.
Sadly, the court ordered Lopes to split the prize.
Tonda Lynn Dickerson was forced to pay gift tax
A former Waffle House waitress named Tonda Lynn Dickerson got served a big plate of karma when she refused to split her winnings with ex-colleagues and was forced to pay the tax man $1,119,347.90.
How did it happen? Dickerson placed her winnings in a corporation and granted her family 51 percent of the stock—qualifying her for the tax.
Evelyn Adams gambled it all away in Atlantic City
Against all odds, in the mid-1980s Adams won the lottery twice, once in 1985 and again in 1986.
The New Jersey native won a cool $5.4 million, but AskMen.com reports she gambled it away at Atlantic City.
Today she resides in a trailer park.
Willie Hurt had one hell of a crack addiction
In 1989, Willie won a $3.1 million jackpot in the Michigan Lottery.
Fast-forward two years later and Hurt got divorced, lost custody of his children, was charged with attempted murder, and picked up one helluva crack-cocaine addiction.
The habit was so bad, it sucked his entire fortune.
Denise Rossi didn’t disclose the jackpot in her divorce filing
When Denise Rossi won $1.3 million in the California lotto, she left her husband without a word, reports People’s Pam Lambert.
Thomas knew something was up, but agreed to divorce her anyway.
Two years later, he intercepted a letter at his new L.A. pad revealing the truth.
He sued Denise for not disclosing her winnings in the divorce, and the judge awarded Thomas every cent.
Billy Bob Harrell Jr. had his prayers answered, but his luck ran out
A Pentecostal preacher working as a stockboy at Home Depot got his prayers answered when he hit the $31 million jackpot in 1997, Business Pundit reports.
At first, life was good with Billy Bob buying a ranch, six other homes and some new cars.
But like many others who win the lottery, he just couldn’t say “NO!” when people asked for a handout.
Later in life he divorced and eventually committed suicide.
Luke Pittard wound up flipping burgers at McDonald’s
Welsh-born Luke Pittard won a £1.3 million jackpot ($1.9 million) in 2006, but spent it all on a trip to the Canary Islands, a wedding and a house.
A year-and-a-half later, Pittard was forced to take a job at McDonald’s flipping burgers.
He says he’s happy, and his leftover winnings collect interest.
William Post suffered a series of unfortunate events
God was listening in 1988 when William “Bud” Post won Pennsylvania’s $16.2 million jackpot, reports the Beaver County Times. But one bad thing started happening after another.
An ex-girlfriend sued him for a share of the winnings and won, his brother hired a hit man hoping to inherit some winnings; and relatives incessantly bugged him for money, MSN reports.
Within a year, Post was $1 million in debt and filing for bankruptcy.
Now he lives on food stamps and a $450/month stipend.14 Lottery Winners Who Blew It All But what if winning made your life a living hell? As any of these winners-turned-losers would tell you, winning isn’t everything. Especially when you ]]>