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EuroMillions Winner Says He'll Keep Working Despite Landing £105m Jackpot

EuroMillions Winner Says He'll Keep Working Despite Landing £105m Jackpot

Steve and Lenka Thomson landed the huge sum on 19 November

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

Steve and Lenka Thomson have been named as the lucky winners of the massive £105 million EuroMillions jackpot.

The couple won the ninth-biggest jackpot in UK lottery history after matching all five numbers and both Lucky Stars in the draw on 19 November 2019, which also happened to be the National Lottery's 25th birthday.

But despite landing the huge sum, 42-year-old builder Steve has since vowed to carry on working despite now being a multi-millionaire - well, for now, at least.

Steve, from Selsey in West Sussex, said: "I am not sure I even looked at the first two lines, the third one just jumped out and I could instantly tell they all matched.

"I started shaking a lot. I knew it was a really big win but didn't know what to do. I went out to my van, walked back in, thought about knocking on a neighbour's door, went back to the van - I think I was on the verge of having a heart attack."

Lenka and Steve Thomson.
Sky News

Discussing what he plans to do about working, the dad-of-three added: "I would have got all my jobs done by Christmas if this hadn't happened!

"Once I am over the shock I will need to keep doing something, I am not the type just to sit still. My business partner knows that if he needs a hand I'll be there."

Eventually, however, Steve reckons he'll stop working, and has plans to upgrade to a bigger house now that the news is out in the open.


He and wife Lenka shared the good news with their family immediately, but have now decided the time is right to go public.

Steve continued: "It would be so difficult to live a lie and not tell anyone about the win, especially with the fact we can both stop working and move house."

Wife Lenka originally thought they'd won £105,000, which obviously wouldn't have been bad, but is a drop in the ocean to the millions they actually ended up with.

Lenka is now looking forward to visiting her family in Slovakia, saying: "Not only can I treat my family and see them more often, but we can also look to have other holidays, perhaps somewhere hot with a beach."

Their kids, meanwhile, have already started eyeing up the cash, with the eldest son keen to get his own room. His brother aimed a little higher, asking for a Tesla, while the Thomsons' daughter has 'her sights firmly set on a pink iPhone'.

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Topics: UK News, Lottery