His private struggles became very public indeed in April 2008 (Image: Billy Griffiths/The Herald) His private struggles became very public indeed when in April 2008, it was claimed in the media that he had frittered his fortune away.
The newspaper claimed Mr Kyle was living and working as a caretaker at the budget 88 bingo call hotel while pocketing around 100 a week in disability living allowance and mobility allowance and driving a Vauxhall Astra.For all the demands related to refunds, ticketing problem.If Im in a raffle I generally win something.The retired Royal Artillery gunner had vowed the Lottery money was "going to change" his family's life (Image: Paul Slater/The Herald).Website published by, youbecom Network.A Plymouth bait shop employee, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Herald that Mr Kyle had been a regular visitor to the premises until around a year earlier.Stunned, the retired Royal Artillery gunner vowed the money was "going to change" his family's life.When I have my boat I will go out all the time, he said.Ive always had nought but now everythings going to change.
He has his own room, marked Private, and he spends a lot of time in there.
Id always said I would live life to the full if I won, she said at the time.All our lives are going to change.He said he had written to 260 separate people telling them Mr Kyle was no longer living in the house, which he bought as a repossession from High Court casio casanova bailiffs, contents included.And that he did - secretly buying a mansion in Derriford's exclusive Delgany Drive.It is going to change my familys life.But he didnt have planning permission for any." According to The Sun, Mr Kyle spent 550,000 on the house in Derriford, 40,000 on a Mercedes, 40,000 on a Range Rover and another 20,000 on a 4x4.She said: I cant believe.Mr Kyle phoned his daughter Gemma, then 20, as soon as he learned of his big win.I told her we had nowt to give her, we were a family of 16 my parents, six brothers and eight sisters, he said.Manager Mike Smith said: We reckon there will be a lot more people than usual coming.