Builder on 'verge of having heart attack' after winning £105m on EuroMillions vows to keep working

A builder who said he felt he was "on the verge of having a heart attack" after winning a £105 million EuroMillions jackpot says he plans to keep working.

The British winners of the jackpot have been named as 42-year-old builder Steve Thomson and his wife Lenka, 41, from Selsey, West Sussex.

Mr Thomson said that when he realised he had won that he felt he was "on the verge of having a heart attack".

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Self-employed builder Steve Thomson, 42, and his wife Lenka Thomson, 41, from Selsey, West Sussex, celebrate their �105 million EuroMillions win at the Hilton Avisford Park, Walberton, West Sussex.
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Self-employed builder Steve Thomson, 42, and his wife Lenka Thomson, 41, from Selsey, West Sussex, celebrate their �105 million EuroMillions win at the Hilton Avisford Park, Walberton, West Sussex.
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He said: "I started shaking a lot. I knew it was a really big win but didn't know what to do. I think I was on the verge of having a heart attack."

The father-of-three said he would not be giving up his job as a builder immediately and added: "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."

The couple's ticket won £105,100,701.90 on November 19, the 25th anniversary of the National Lottery's first draw.

The prize was the sixth EuroMillions jackpot banked in the UK this year.

A UK ticket-holder won the £170 million jackpot in October, making them the UK's biggest winner.

The previous biggest UK winners were Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in North Ayrshire, who won £161 million in July 2011.

A £123 million jackpot was won by a UK ticket-holder in June and a UK winner scooped £38 million on the EuroMillions in April.

Ade Goodchild, from Hereford, bagged £71 million on March 15 and Patrick and Frances Connolly, from Northern Ireland, won £114.9 million on New Year's Day.

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