EuroMillions Winner Steve Thomson Uses Cash To Buy Second-Hand Car
Steve Thomson and wife Lenka won a £105 million EuroMillions jackpot last month but the couple say they still feel normal, despite their newfound fortune.
But while a win like that might lead most to shell out thousands on a fancy new motor or another expense, builder Steve, from Selsey, West Sussex, has decided to keep things low key, opting instead for a second-hand car.
Despite claiming the ninth-biggest EuroMillions win, they say they aren't letting it go to their heads.
Steve said: "It's a couple of years old. I haven't splashed out. I'm not going to go out and start to splash it around, it still hasn't sunk in."
Speaking to the press, dad-of-three Steve said the win had sent he and his family on an "emotional rollercoaster" but he has still gone back to work part-time.
The 42-year-old was interviewed as he loaded up his work van ahead of a shift.
He said: "It has been very stressful. I'm still not sleeping, I'm still not eating properly. It's a lot to take in.
"I feel normal and that's how I want to stay. I'm trying to finish some jobs before Christmas. I won't be able to finish all of them, but I'm doing what I can between meetings."
Since finding out they had won the enormous sum of money, shop worker Lenka has sacked in her job at a local convenience store.
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However, Steve says he intends on staying in work and is currently trying to make sure he finishes as many outstanding jobs before Christmas as possible.
He said: "I am going to keep working, but whether it's doing what I do now...
"I've got too much to think about with Christmas and family now. But of course I have got to finish the jobs I have got on.
"I said I am going to do the jobs, so I've got to, I can't go back on my word."
Their main plan for the couple is to move out of their £120,000, three-bedroom house and into somewhere bigger so that their sons, aged 10 and 15, as well as their eight-year-old daughter, can each have their own bedrooms.
With everything that has gone on recently, Steve and Lenka haven't even managed to get Christmas sorted yet.
Steve said: "We haven't had a chance to buy any presents yet. My main priority is Christmas, then trying to find somewhere to live. And then my three main commitments are family, friends, community - that's it.
"Once they're happy, I can enjoy it."
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