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Lottery millionaire facing jail

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A convicted criminal who won a £9.7 million National Lottery jackpot is facing another jail sentence — seven months after saying he was "turning over a new leaf".

Former dustman Michael Carroll, 22, who has homes in Downham Market and Swaffham, Norfolk, has admitted affray after threatening teenagers with a baseball bat at a Christian Fellowship music event in Downham Market in May 2004.

He entered a guilty plea during a Crown Court hearing in Norwich on Thursday and is due to be sentenced next month.

In June, Carroll told journalists that he was changing his ways and felt that calling him a "lout" was wrong.

"I don't want to go back to prison," Carroll told the BBC. "I have turned over a new leaf and want to get on the straight and narrow path."

Michael CarrollCarroll was speaking three days after magistrates in King's Lynn, Norfolk, made him the subject of an anti-social behavior order (Asbo) after hearing how he caused more than £3,000 damage by catapulting ball bearings through car windows as he was driven along a road in a black Mercedes with the number plate L111 OUT.

In July 2004, Carroll was given a five-month jail term after breaching a drug treatment and testing order imposed when he was convicted of possessing cocaine.

Probation officers said he had failed to attend half his scheduled drug test appointments. He was released from prison in September 2004.

Carroll won the lottery in November 2002 and picked up his check while wearing an electronic tag which magistrates had ordered to be fitted after he was convicted of drunk and disorderly behavior.

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Posted: January 20, 2006, 8:48 am - IP Logged

i call this the "whittaker syndrome" lol

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    Posted: January 20, 2006, 10:15 am - IP Logged

    Did he say that the leaf was one or in a pile?  He IS turning the leaf over, right?  It will just take him a long time...must be a pile of leaves to turn over.  Boy oh boy, the people who win money.Conehead

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      Coastal Georgia
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      Posted: January 20, 2006, 10:28 am - IP Logged

      Looks like there still remains lots of leaves to be raked.

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:06 am - IP Logged

        i call this the "whittaker syndrome" lol

        More like ALD "Attention Lottery Disorder"

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          Posted: January 20, 2006, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

          As I keep saying, winners and intelligence are not compatible requirements.  Idiots who win the lottery become rich idiots.  Nothing changes.  Find a line in the left lane on any highway in the world, 99% of those in a line are sheep wannabes, and the 1% is the leader and free thinker.  You can't be a leader and whine about the guy in front of you going too slow; especially when you are tenth in line.  This guy couldn't lead a parade of children if he owned a candy factory.  He is a born loser who got lucky.

          Cheers

          |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

          I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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            Posted: January 20, 2006, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

            Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye!  The court's now in session. I can hear the judge intone: "now, what?"

            See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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              Posted: January 21, 2006, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

              As I keep saying, winners and intelligence are not compatible requirements.  Idiots who win the lottery become rich idiots.  Nothing changes.  Find a line in the left lane on any highway in the world, 99% of those in a line are sheep wannabes, and the 1% is the leader and free thinker.  You can't be a leader and whine about the guy in front of you going too slow; especially when you are tenth in line.  This guy couldn't lead a parade of children if he owned a candy factory.  He is a born loser who got lucky.

              HAPPY SATURDAY..."CHEWIE"..1/21/2006

              LOLOLOLO.......isn't it so......incredible

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                Posted: January 24, 2006, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                ALD.  Naughty.  Go get the dollars ya'll!  I like ALD  "Addicted Lottery Disorder" better.  Either is funny.  C'mon PB.  I will follow the 12 Steps to the Investment Hall of Fame with my Lottery winnings.

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                  Posted: January 24, 2006, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

                  The only leaves he's been turning over are probably from a pot plant.