£105M Jackpot Winner Goes Straight Back To Being A Builder

Taran Underwood

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It's fun to daydream about what you would do if you won the lottery. Buy a big house, travel the world but, one thing is for sure... you would definitely not be going back to work. Well, the winner of last month's £105 million EuroMillions jackpot is an exception.

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Steve Thomson from Selsey, West Sussex, is a well-known builder in his town and promised that even if he became a millionaire, he would still finish the outstanding jobs he had left. However, no one thought he would genuinely commit to that and go back to construction work after getting his cash.

The wealthy 42-year-old has been photographed at work dragging boxes and driving his old trusted work van which he shares with a close friend/ business partner Neil Peet. One of Steve's neighbors praised him for being a rather humble and kind person.

"Steve's a mega jackpot winner but first and foremost a loyal builder. He could be sitting on a sun-kissed beach sipping champers but instead, he's still at work like the rest of us."

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In November, Steve discussed his big win: "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."

That being said, Steve does plan to eventually stop working, buy a bigger house with his wife Lenka and three kids and enjoy his fortune.

He remembers the moment he realized that he had one: "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."

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Lenka, his wife, said she's looking forward to going to visit 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."