Man Who Won £105 Million On Lottery Still Buys Second Hand Cars And Does His Own DIY
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Winning tens of millions of dollars in the lottery would make some people never look at second-hand goods ever again.
But Steve Thomson does things a little differently.
He took home a jaw-dropping £105 million after winning the EuroMillions jackpot in 2019, which was the 10th biggest win in the UK.
In the three years since his win, Steve and his wife Lenka have stayed pretty frugal.
People who dream of winning the lottery have pictured themselves rolling down their main street in a fresh Lamborghini or Ferrari.
However, Steve and Lenka held off on splashing their cash on fancy supercars and instead bought a secondhand van, according to The Sun.
Those who desperately want to hit the big time with the lottery have also talked about never working another day in their life.
But Steve has kept working at his window fitting company doing jobs himself.
Steve and Lenka decided to invest their money in the Queen's bank, Coutts & Co.
They've also dropped 'tens of millions' into a trust, which will hopefully grow over the years and give them even more zeros on the end of their bank account.
The cash-rich couple swapped their terrace in Selsey, West Sussex, for a massive rural property in Kent.
The Sun reports their new abode has a 'swimming pool, tennis court and party barn' attached.
Steve told the UK news outlet that it's been a huge life change with the new property.
“The kids have finally got their own bedrooms. It’s a simple thing but it was all they ever wished for," he said.
“I still haven’t got over what happened to us and am honestly still trying to process it still. It feels like yesterday we were in our old lives — it will take a little while to adjust.
“We are very lucky to be in this place but there’s a lot of work that needs doing, so I’ll be focusing on that for the time being.”
If you thought that was impressive from a lottery winner, wait until you hear about Frances Connolly.
The 55-year-old ex-teacher from Hartlepool in Co Durham gave away more than half of her £115 million EuroMillions jackpot to good causes.
Frances won the whopping prize in 2019, and she’s gone on to donate huge sums of money to help others.
Speaking to The Mirror, she said giving to charity ‘gives her a buzz’, adding: “I get to change people’s lives every day if I want to.
“Helping other people and doing something to help other people will lift you.
“If you can give to others, whether it’s time or money, it’s really important, it gives you a buzz. It’s addictive. I’m addicted to it now.”