Karl Compton after he scooped his huge Lotto win in 1996 (Image: ExpressStar)
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A lottery winner once dubbed "Britain's most eligible bachelor" is back at work after splitting with his wife.
Karl Crompton, 48, scooped £11 million on the Lotto in 1996 and settled down with childhood sweetheart Nicole, while doubling his fortune with a string of shrewd investments.
Now the businessman has been pictured for the first time in 14 years getting his hands dirty on a property renovation in Blackpool.
He was seen moving a wheelbarrow of cement on the site, similar to his days as the country's most desired stag at age 23, but now sporting a beard.
The Lotto winner hopped into his black Land Rover Discovery part of an enviable fleet of cars he bought after his big win.
Lottery rollover winner Karl Compton invested in property including £1.5million five-bedroom Gothic-style mansion in Lancashire.
(Image: Sunday Mirror)
The former manager at Comet electrical store is now believed to have split from NHS nurse Nicole and quit the £3.6 million five-bedroom Gothic-style mansion he built in Fylde, Lancs.
The luxurious property included a large pond on the land, as well as a property for his parents, Keith and Pat, at the front of the pad.
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Karl spent £3.5 million on holidays and cars in the year after his win, before plowing his cash into his buy-to-let property empire – doubling his fortune to a whopping £22 million.
The multi-millionaire also snapped up another property in Vancouver, Canada – all of which could be up for grabs as he and Nicole reportedly did not sign a pre-nup when they married in 2006.
Nicole Roach emerging from a swimming pool after his Lotto win
The couple, who share two kids, got together about a year after his huge win – and now Nicole could get half of her hubby's riches.
She was seen without her wedding ring as she climbed into a Range Rover bought by Karl last year.
Karl earned the nickname 'Rollover Romeo' after his numbers came up when his mum suggested he buy a ticket.
It was to be a purchase which would change his life leading to a fleet of expensive cars and a mansion for his family and glamorous wife.
Karl Crompton aged 23 who won £10.9 million on the National Lottery with brother Shaun mum Pat and dad Keith
(Image: Daily Mirror)
"My mum and dad and brother helped pick some numbers then I went out with my pals," he told the Sunday Mirror.
"The next morning, I came downstairs to the kitchen and my mum said, ‘You’re looking at a lottery winner. 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."