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
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
Karl's then girlfriend Nicole Roach poses in the pool
On their wedding day
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
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.”