42-year-old Steve Thomson, from Selsey, West Sussex, has been playing the lottery regularly for 25 years, all while working a job as a contractor. Then he became the ninth-biggest UK winner in the history of the European Lottery last month, winning a £105m Euromillions ($153 million CAD) jackpot. But, as many lottery winners learn, not everything about winning such a fortune gambling is easy – Mr Thomson said that the jackpot set him on an ’emotional rollercoaster’ he described as ‘very stressful’ and leaving him struggling to sleep. So he decided to go back to work to give his mind some peace. “I feel normal and that’s how I want to stay,” he said. “I’m trying to finish some jobs before Christmas.”
But that isn’t all, because he no longer needs the money from the jobs he has decided to pass along some of his good fortune. He recently finished installing a conservatory for one of his neighbours in Selsey last week, but didn’t charge her for the work. “He didn’t charge. It shows he’s a top bloke, a decent man,” said the neighbour, who did not want to be named. Thomson said he wanted them to spend the money on Christmas instead.
You may have feelings or thoughts about the perils of gambling, and there are certainly downsides, but Steve Thomson’s decision to pass along this gift to those around him is the kind of giving after receiving that should be mentioned. That’s why it is your Good News Story of the Day, and find more on it here. When ever God blesses you, make sure you do not keep that blessing to yourself, pass it on to those around you.
Story and Image from The Daily Mail.