A lottery winner who blew his £9.7m prize money has confirmed that he has left Norfolk and moved to Scotland to work in a biscuit factory.

Michael Carroll told a national newspaper interview that he is happier than ever working as a £6-an-hour shortbread packer in a Walkers factory near Elgin, Moray.

The self-styled King of Chavs scooped the jackpot in 2002 and turned up to collect his winnings wearing an electronic tag which had been ordered to wear for being drunk and disorderly, thereby earning him the nickname the 'Lotto lout'.

Since then he went on to blow his winnings on drugs, prostitutes and cars before he was jailed for nine months in 2006 for affray and breaching a drug-testing order.

Earlier Mr Carroll, now 30, had bought The Grange, a mansion near Swaffham, and turned his back garden into a banger racing track. That resulted in him being given an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) for annoying his neighbours.

He was given another for shooting out of car windows with a catapult, making him the richest person to ever have an Asbo. He later published an autobiography called Be Careful What You Wish For.

His new living arrangements are a world away from the life he once knew – he is now said to be now living in a two-bedroom council flat just outside Elgin and reportedly said he had to 'juggle a few things' to get carpets and furniture for his new accommodation.

When he first arrived in Scotland, he reportedly had to sleep in a tent in the woods for a week because he had nowhere to go and had not started in the factory.

Previously he had moved to Felbrigg Road, in Downham Market after destroying almost The Grange and installed block paving outside the house which read Miss-be-haven and Mickey.

The paving appeared to have been taken up last month, but no-one at the house would comment.

Mr Carroll is reported to have said that he is happy to getting a wage packet again, as well as be closer to his daughter, who lives in the area.