A millionaire EuroMillions winner who bagged an eye-watering £105 million in 2019 looks set to cash in on a further £90 million.
Steve Thomson, a former white van man, has been dubbed "Mr Sensible" by friends after putting "tens of millions" into a trust with the Queen's bank.
He and his wife Lenka could be looking at an extra £90 million from a £30 million investment with Coutts & Co following their EuroMillions win.
The couple have two separate trusts with the bank, with millions invested into property, stocks and shares.
Registered earlier this year, the trusts aim to set aside money for their children and grandchildren, and only Steve and Lenka can say what it is spent on when it is eventually claimed.
A friend of the Thomsons told The Sun: “The truth is there has been massive pressure on Steve and Lenka since their amazing win.
“Dealing with that sort of money and planning for not only your children’s future, but generations to come, is a hard task.
“Steve is Mr Sensible and determined he doesn’t end up like Michael Carroll, skint and broken.”
Originally from Selsey in West Sussex, Steve has been exceptionally frugal with his life-changing winnings unlike many Lotto winners.
At the time of the win, the couple were living in a three-bed, £150,000, terraced council house with their three kids. It took Steve over a year to splash out on a new £4.5 million property in Kent.
They moved to the sprawling estate in April, complete with tennis courts, a swimming pool, lakes, stables and landscaped gardens within the 14.5 acres.
The 7000 sq ft farmhouse itself brags two kitchens, six bedrooms and five reception rooms.
Two vehicles – a secondhand VW van for Steve and a Volvo XC90 for Lenka – were also on the Thomsons' shopping list.
However, Steve has tried to stay grounded after the win and even worked to complete outstanding orders for his window business despite the massive windfall.
He has also given thousands away to support his local community.
£100,000 went towards a new pavilion for his cricket club in Selsey, £50,000 to Selsey medical centre to fund new equipment, and a further £50,000 to his sons' schools.
At the time of the big win, Steve said: “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.”
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