A former baker who won £9 million on the Lottery has died five years after scooping the jackpot, it was revealed.
Keith Gough, 58, won the jackpot with his wife Louise in June 2005 but spent much of his winnings on racehorses, fast cars and an executive box at Aston Villa.
He died on Saturday at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, Shropshire. It is believed he suffered a heart attack.
John Homer, who owns a newsagents in nearby Broseley, said he still remembered when "Goughie" bought his winning ticket.
Mr Homer, 65, said: "It was a Wednesday and a roll-over from the previous Saturday. It all went down hill from there. He and his wife split. He did have a drink problem and it got progressively worse. He was a nice chap and we got on well.
"It's very sad because it should have made him a very happy man but he didn't get the best out of it. He had a box down at Villa Park and he used to have a go at me because I'm a Wolves fan.
In 2007, Mr Gough split from his wife of 25 years and began drinking heavily. He reportedly checked into the Priory rehabilitation clinic in Birmingham for treatment.
The win quickly ruined Mr Gough's life. Last year he told the News of the World: "My life was brilliant. But the lottery has ruined everything. What's the point of having money when it sends you to bed crying? Now when I see someone going in to a newsagent I advise them not to buy a lottery ticket."
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Stop giving excuses people.