EuroMillions: Builder with three kids revealed as £105m jackpot winner

Andrew Cummings
November 26, 2019

The couple won the ninth-biggest jackpot in United Kingdom 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.

The victor of a £105m EuroMillions jackpot has been revealed as a builder who only checked his ticket because his colleague was running late for a 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 to claim the £105,100,701.90 prize.

Lenka, a mother of three, works in a Premier newsagents.

Mr Thomson pledged to be "sensibly generous" with his windfall and added: 'It's so much money, I am going to be generous.

Steve regularly plays the lottery for 25 years.

Mr Thomson, from Selsey, said: "I started shaking a lot". I knew it was once a extraordinarily titanic favor but didn't know what to attain. I think I was on the verge of having a heart attack'.

It is the ninth-biggest win in the history of the National Lottery.

"Once I am over the shock I will need to keep doing something", he said.

It was champagne all around as a Selsey couple celebrated their £105m EuroMillions jackpot win. My business partner knows that if he needs a hand, I'll be there'.

The previous biggest United Kingdom winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, who won £161 million in July 2011.

Other jackpot wins for United Kingdom players in 2019 include Ade Goodchild, who banked £71m in March, and an anonymous contestant who bagged £38m in April.

Ade Goodchild, from Hereford, bagged £71 million on March 15 and Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won £114.9 million on New Year's Day.

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