A lottery winner has kept his promise to donate £200,000 to good causes after bagging the £105million jackpot. Steve Thomson, a builder, said he would use the huge sum of cash to look after his friends and help the local community. He gave £100,000 to his favourite cricket club in Selsey, West Sussex, while another £50,000 went to the Selsey Medical Centre to fund new equipment to help patients who have to travel long distances for appointments.
Dad-of-three Steve also gave another £50,000 to his two sons’ school.
A source told the Daily Star: “He’s not the kind of guy who wants recognition for doing something good.
“When he won the jackpot, he said he would look after friends and the community. He’s certainly stuck to his word.”
Steve, who became richer than England football captain Harry Kane and Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood after the win, took a while to start splashing the cash.
He bought a second-hand VW van for himself and a Volvo XC90 for wife Lenka nine months after landing the massive windfall.
The family was still living in their three-bed council house until 2020.
Steve also continued working over Christmas the year previous, promising to finish jobs he had already started for his loyal customers.
After realising he had won the jackpot, Steve said he was “on the verge of having a heart attack”.
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He said: “I think I was on the verge of having a heart attack.
“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.”