‘Good Christ­mas’ for £105m win­ners

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

A BUILDER who has won the £105 mil­lion EuroMil­lions jack­pot said: “It’s go­ing to be a good Christ­mas”, but pledged he would not give up his job.

Fa­ther-of-three Steve Thom­son said he felt like he was hav­ing a heart at­tack when he re­alised he had the win­ning num­bers on his Lucky

Dip ticket. The 42-year-old and his wife Lenka said the pri­or­ity would be buy­ing a new house with a bed­room each for their daugh­ter and their two sons, who cur­rently share in a “shoe­box” three-bed­room house in Selsey, West Sus­sex.

Mr Thom­son said: “Christ­mas will be good this year, it re­ally will.”

De­scrib­ing the mo­ment he re­alised he had won, Mr Thom­son said: “I was a shak­ing, gib­ber­ing wreck.”

Mr Thom­son pledged to be “sen­si­bly gen­er­ous” with his wind­fall and added: “What­ever I can do for the vil­lage, I will.”

Mrs Thom­son, a shop worker, said the pri­or­ity was get­ting a house with a room for each of the chil­dren as well as a hol­i­day. Mr Thom­son added: “At the end of the day, I’m still Steve, I do not want to change, we’re just fi­nan­cially bet­ter off and so will be a num­ber of other peo­ple.”

He said he would com­plete all of his out­stand­ing jobs fit­ting win­dows and con­ser­va­to­ries.

AN­DREW MATTHEWS

Steve Thom­son, 42, and his wife Lenka, 41, from West Sus­sex, cel­e­brate their £105 mil­lion EuroMil­lions win

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