Lee Ryan £6.5m 1995

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LOTTO bad-boy Lee Ryan is hid­ing out in a shabby flat in re­mote Kyr­gyzs­tan af­ter blow­ing his for­tune and be­com­ing crip­pled by debt.

The 42-year-old for­mer con­vict, who once lived the high life with a £2mil­lion man­sion, flash cars and a he­li­copter, now has few pos­ses­sions –ex­cept an ar­se­nal of GUNS.

Lee left the UK in 2007 ow­ing over £80,000 on credit cards and with­out pay­ing his phone bill.

He has 88 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions and has been jailed on sev­eral oc­ca­sions.

He was sen­tenced to 18 months for a car­ring­ing scam com­mit­ted be­fore hit­ting the jack­pot 10 years ago.

His cleaner was locked up for two years in 2001 af­ter ad­mit­ting milk­ing £40,000 from his ac­count over a year with a string of bent cheques.

Ryan split from wife Karen, mother of three of his chil­dren, sev­eral years ago and set up home with 27-year-old stu­dent Jika.

They met on the in­ter­net. She comes from Kyr­gyzs­tan and they have a daugh­ter, Tal­lu­lah.

Ryan sold the barn in Le­ices­ter­shire where they lived and moved to a three-bed­room flat in Bishkek, cap­i­tal of Kyr­gyzs­tan.

His el­dest daugh­ter Nadeyne, 22, trav­elled out to spend Easter with them.

She posed in front of his four-wheel drive bran­dish­ing one of his guns, while he posed with an­other. LOTTO lout Michael Car­roll tried to com­mit SUI­CIDE af­ter los­ing his huge for­tune and see­ing his life spi­ral out of con­trol.

Car­roll, 28, at­tempted to hang him­self in Au­gust and was only saved when a friend dis­cov­ered him.

He self-harmed again weeks later at his home in Down­ham Mar­ket, Nor­folk.

Car­roll, an al­co­holic, who is now on ben­e­fits af­ter blow­ing his win­nings on drugs and high liv­ing, was taken by am­bu­lance to the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hospi­tal in nearby King’s Lynn.

But the for­mer dust­man, who now weighs nearly 20-stone, re­fused to let doc­tors treat his in­juries and he dis­charged him­self.

Car­roll, who has a string of crim­i­nal con­vic­tions, was wear­ing an elec­tronic tag when he scooped his mas­sive £9.7m win­nings in 2002.

He frit­tered away al­most his en­tire for­tune on wild par­ties, co­caine, pros­ti­tutes, lux­ury cars, chunky gold jew­ellery and hand-outs to rel­a­tives and hang­ers-on.

Car­roll made the lives of neigh­bours a mis­ery by buy­ing a three-acre field to stage de­mo­li­tion der­bies in old banger cars be­hind his for­mer home in Swaffham, Nor­folk.

The field was left lit­tered with the re­mains of dozens of his crashed and burned-out cars.

The self-styled King of Chavs was fi­nally forced to sell his dream home for a £600,000 loss last Au­gust af­ter wreck­ing it and moved to Down­ham Mar­ket.

IN HAP­PIER TIMES: Michael Car­roll poses with top­less


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