Builder wins the lottery, continues to show up for work and refuses to charge clients

A builder from across the pond found himself with £105 million ($138m) thanks to EuroMillions but that’s not the whole story. Allegedly, he refused to accept payments from his clients as he wanted them to save their money for the Christmas season.

Steve Thomson, 42, decided to continue on with his life after winning a record EuroMillion jackpot just last month.

The father of three has since refused to charge multiple clients for jobs he has completed. One customer shared after Thomson finished his work:

“He didn’t charge. It shows he’s a top bloke, a decent man. We didn’t ask him about the win because he’s probably had enough of talking about it. I think it’s quite nice for him to be able to work still because it takes his mind off the pressures of what to do with the money.”

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She went on to share how he is still using his old yellow work van, sharing:

“He’s not buying a new one as he intends to complete outstanding jobs and stop working. He doesn’t see the point if he’s not got long left [working].”

Describing the moment he realized he had won, he said:

When asked to describe the moment he had won, Thompsan shared:

“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.”