June 24, 2021, 12:18

    Builder who won £11million Lotto jackpot back at work after split from wife

    Builder who won £11million Lotto jackpot back at work after split from wife

    it has been 25 years since Karl ­Crompton scooped £11million on the Lotto, but he’s still not afraid to get his hands dirty on a building site.

    Here, the 48-year-old can be seen running around with a wheelbarrow of cement and getting stuck in to a property renovation in Blackpool.

    In the first pictures of him for 14 years, bearded Karl – sporting a casual khaki T-shirt and black shorts – also gets behind the wheel of a black Land Rover Discovery.

    It is just one of the expensive cars he has bought since winning £10.9million in 1996 – 18 months after the National Lottery was launched.

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    Karl Crompton aged 23 who won £10.9 million on the National Lottery, with brother Shaun mum Pat and dad Keith
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    Karl was just 23 when he hit the jackpot but has shrewdly gone on to build a buy-to-let property empire, doubling his fortune to £22million.

    After his life-changing win, Karl was dubbed ­Britain’s most eligible bachelor – but he went on to marry girlfriend Nicole Roach a decade later.

    The millionaire is now thought to have split from his wife, however, and moved out of the mansion he built in Fylde, Lancs.

    In a 2009 interview with the Sunday Mirror, Karl told how he had ploughed all of his winnings into property.

    He spent £1.5million building his five-bedroom Gothic-style home in Fylde – which was thought to be worth £3.6million just over ten years ago.

    The mansion had a large pond in the gardens and his parents, Keith and Pat, lived in a property at the front.

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    Karl invested in property, like this mansion
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    Karl in his motor 25 years after scooping his jackpot
    (Image: SplashNews.com)

    Karl, who used to be a trainee at Comet earning £100-a-week, also splashed out on another home in Vancouver, Canada.

    He revealed that it was his mum who suggested he should buy a ticket for the fateful £22million Lotto rollover draw
    in 1996.

    Karl's then girlfriend Nicole Roach poses in the pool
    (Image: ExpressStar)

    On their wedding day
    (Image: Lomas)

    Karl told the Sunday Mirror: “My mum and dad and brother helped pick some numbers then I went out with my pals.

    “The next morning, I came downstairs to the kitchen and my mum said, ‘You’re looking at a lottery winner.

    Karl wheels his barrow
    (Image: SplashNews.com)

    I’ve got four numbers and got £96 or something.’

    “So I looked at the numbers and my ticket. Even when Camelot later confirmed the numbers, I couldn’t believe I’d won.

    It was £10,903,198 – a half share of the full Lotto rollover prize.”

    Sourse: mirror.co.uk

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