Ex-con who won £8m on lottery blown half in FIVE MONTHS on cars, penthouses and yachts – as he's seen with alligator | The Sun

A FORMER crook who won over £8 million on the lottery has already blow nearly half in just five months.

Kursat Yildirim, who has been spotted with a pet alligator, splurged £1.3 million on supercars and a penthouse in a 30-day spending spree.

Kursat – also known as Chico – won the millions back in September bought a £392,000 Ferrari and a £218,000 Porsche following his win.

He quit his job at a steel plant in Germany and splashed out on a luxury watch and jewellery before buying his favourite local pub.

The newly minted Kursat also bought a penthouse in Istanbul and a 20-hectare plantation with 6,000 almond trees for a nuts business.

Asked about his fancy cars, Kursat admitted he just got them "for the haters" – though he’s also given cash to his parents and brothers.


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But the extent of his spending has now been revealed and according to Stern TV he’s spent just under half of his money.

His next property purchase is going to be another penthouse in a swanky area where footballers live in his home city Dortmund.

Earlier this year Kursat was caught on camera walking a four-foot alligator on a dog lead in public.

The clip, shared to TikTok, sparked a wave of speculation that he had bought the monster "as the ultimate rich man's pet".

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But revealed he was simply playing a part in German rap icon icon Adrian Bujupi's video.

The song, titled "Lotto" was the latest epic venture for the son of Turkish immigrants who got chins wagging when he won his fortune.

Kursat did time for robbery and fraud bagged an £8.72 million lottery jackpot on September 24 last year.

He immediately quit his job as a crane operator then dumped his girlfriend.

But while he has enjoyed his riches, Kursat – is missing one thing in life: love.

The German's heartache led him advertising for a girlfriend, telling Bild: "She may be blonde or brunette, I don't care.

"I just want to fall in love. I'm looking for a woman who loves to travel and is ready to start a family with me."

Incredibly, he is convinced his sudden wealth will not have any negative impact on who wants to date him.

Speaking about his future plans, the multimillionaire added: "I'd love to go to Africa to dig wells and give presents to the children there.

"Believe me, I'll never forget where I'm coming from. I'm working class, I'll never become an arrogant person."

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