Builder who scooped £105million EuroMillions jackpot splashes out £4.5million on country estateApril 23, 2021
A BUILDER who scooped a £105million lottery win has finally moved to a country estate — where he plans to do all the DIY himself.
Steve Thomson, 43, and wife Lenka, 42, spent more than a year in their £150,000 terraced home after hitting the jackpot.
Their £4.5million estate is set in 14.5 acres and has a swimming pool, tennis court and party barn.
The imposing 7,000 sq ft farmhouse — with two kitchens, six bedrooms, five reception rooms and a games room — is seven times the size of the average UK property.
There are also two lakes, a pond, landscaped gardens and stables.
Neighbours of the estate in Kent bought from an IT tycoon, include rock stars and Hollywood actors.
Steve admits the November 2019 EuroMillions win is still sinking in.
And to keep his feet on the ground the former conservatory fitter says he will work on his new pile himself.
He said: “The kids have finally got their own bedrooms.
“It’s a simple thing but it was all they ever wished for.
“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.”
Steve and Lenka were living in a three-bed terraced house in Selsey, West Sussex, with their three children when they won the jackpot.
After the windfall they spent out on was a secondhand VW van for Steve and a Volvo XC90 for Slovakian Lenka.
Steve even carried on working to complete outstanding orders for his windows and conservatories business.
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