‘Good Christmas’ for £105m winners
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.
Steve Thomson, 42, and his wife Lenka, 41, from West Sussex, celebrate their £105 million EuroMillions win