Michael Carroll was a trash collector in 2002. He then won the equivalent of $14.3 million dollars. Sadly this turned out to be a curse as many prior lottery winners have found. He developed a problem with drugs which caused his wife and daughter to leave him. He then continued with drugs and extensive parties. To keep him company after his wife left he hired around 2,000 prostitutes as many as 4 different ones a day. He had to declare bankruptcy after several problems with the drugs, paying to be with woman, spending large amounts on cars and bad business deals. He is now happy to be returning to work as a garbage man and just $300 a week. He said it is a lot easier to live with that amount of money than being a millionaire and that when he was very young and rich having won at just 19 a lot of vultures came out and they enjoyed the situation far more than he did. He is just happy to have it over.
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reporting a story from Daily Mail