'However as of February 2010, he revealed that he was back on the dole having spent all of his money on crack cocaine, gambling, his family and friends, electronic goods, cars, prostitutes and gold' and I assume that he wasted the rest.
'A damn dissgrace!'...why? Nobody tells you how to spend your money and how other people spend theirs is nothing to do with you. All the tax he has paid will more than pay for his benefits unlike many of the other wasters who have never paid tax in their miserable lives, so good luck I say.
"It was his money to do with as he wished, and what he spent it on is no concern of yours or mine"
Correct, but as a pensioner I object to my taxes going to someone who could have avoided relying on me and other taxpayers. His profligacy is astonishing.Too many people make inadequate provision for hard times and old age.(I refer only to those who could afford to do so but choose not to, not to really hard up folk)
"I object to my taxes going to someone who could have avoided relying on me and other taxpayers."
Yes, and I'm sure we will all agree with you. My point was that it's nobody's business how a lottery winner spends his or her money. This man - as has already been pointed out - has probably paid more VAT alone in the eight years he had the money than many people pay in a lifetime, so in terms of being a net contributor to the treasury he probably beats most of us hands down.
he was 19 years old when he won his money, and that's extremely young - he obviously had no controlling influences, nobody seemed to care what happened to him as long as he kept picking up the tab, and he isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. The writing was on the wall within a very short space of time. One look at him with those enormous gold chains around his neck, and two fingers stuck up at the cameras said it all really.