Euromillions £105m jackpot winner ‘will give business partner £4million’ as he tells friends at party he’ll share cash with them
- Steve Thomson, 42, and wife Lenka, 41, were revealed as winners this week
- Builder, of Sesley, West Sussex, threw huge party and ‘offered friends money’
- His long-term business partner and friend Neil Peet, 50, could get millions
Euromillions winner Steve Thomson who won the £105million jackpot threw a huge party for his friends where he promised to share his winnings with them.
Mr Thomson, 42, and his wife Lenka, 41, became the ninth-biggest National Lottery winners in history with their gigantic prize.
The self-employed builder has already promised to honour all his current customers, but there are also claims he plans to give £4million to his long-term business partner.
Neil Peet, 50, has been good friends with the jackpot winner for years and was one of many at a boozy lottery party he threw to celebrate.
Sources told The Sun Mr Peet could get £4million after Mr Thomson told his friends: ‘I’ll share my millions with you.’
Steve Thomson, 42, and his wife Lenka, 41, (pictured together) became the ninth-biggest National Lottery winners in history with their gigantic prize
Neil Peet, 50, (pictured) has been good friends with the jackpot winner for years and was one of many at a boozy lottery party he threw to celebrate, with sources claiming he could be in line for £4million of the winnings
Neighbours in the couple’s West Sussex village of Selsey say the builder and his wife, who is originally from Slovakia, plan to share their winnings around.
Mr Peet refused to speculate on any money coming his way, but told the newspaper: ‘It’s not something I’d ask Steve about. I don’t expect anything.’
He added that the family have gone away and ‘won’t be back anytime soon’ but he and Mr Thomson have lots of jobs still to finish.
Mr Thomson’s wife Lenka works in a Premier newsagents and met her husband while working at a campsite 17 years ago, tying the knot four years later.
Meanwhile he has promised to help the local community and complete all his outstanding jobs before Christmas.
He told customers this week: ‘Don’t worry, I’ll hold to it and get all my jobs done!’
The couple currently live in a £120,000 terraced house but now plan to buy a new home so that their two sons aged 10 and 15, and their daughter, eight, can each have their own bedroom – making their living conditions, ‘a bit more harmonious’.
The self-employed builder has already promised to honour all his current customers, but there are also claims he plans to give £4million to his long-term business partner
Mr Thomson only realised he had won as he waited to be picked up for work three days after the draw was made.
He 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.’
He said his parents refused to believe he had scooped the jackpot, telling him: ‘We’ll believe it when we see it.’
Mr Thomson said today: ‘Now they believe it.’
They currently live in a £120,000 three bedroom terraced home but now plan to buy a new home so that their three children can each have their own bedroom