Couple gear up for Glastonbury for first time as lottery millionaires in previous caravan


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If you happen to received one million kilos, what would you do with it?

One festival-obsessed couple are gearing up for his or her first Glastonbury weekend as millionaires in a second-hand caravan.

Stephen Webster, 45, and Arran Taylor, 41, received £1m within the Nationwide Lottery final yr after matching 5 principal numbers and the bonus ball.

The couple, who reside in Bridgwater, have been common attendees on the Somerset music pageant for greater than 20 years – and their newfound wealth hasn’t modified their tastes.

The couple are attending the festival in a second-hand caravan
The couple are attending the pageant in a second-hand caravan

Lately, they’ve solely attended the pageant on Sundays due to household commitments. Nonetheless, this yr they are going to be going to the entire occasion for the primary time since turning into dad and mom.

Mr Webster, a management and instrumentation engineer at an influence station, stated: “My first Glastonbury was a washout, however I completely beloved it. Since then, I have been to each pageant.

“In fact, issues modified a bit when our first youngster was born in 2011. Though we did take our eight-week-old child alongside that yr, it was only for the at some point.

“Since then, that is what we have carried out, we have not camped, we have simply gone for the Sunday.

“Nonetheless, now our children are that bit older, the 4 of us are going to go for the entire weekend for the primary time. We’re all very excited.”

Ms Webster additionally recalled plenty of comfortable reminiscences from attending the pageant since 2002.

She stated: “We have seen some wonderful reside music over time. U2 is a particular spotlight for me: they performed on the Sunday evening after my eldest was born so I dropped her residence and went again to see them as a result of they’re my absolute favourites.”

“The factor about Glastonbury although is that it is not simply in regards to the music – though that’s completely out of this world – there may be a lot occurring you can’t actually plan, you simply should float,” she added.

However as a substitute of glamping, the household are heading to the pageant in a second-hand caravan – giving them entry to their very own rest room, a fridge and bathe.

“I do not suppose we have ever had a bathe at Glastonbury earlier than, having the caravan can be a complete luxurious,” Ms Taylor, a allotting optician, stated.

“Planning our go to as lottery winners has been completely completely different, we have not had to consider methods to save cash or the place we will lower prices, now we have been in a position to focus purely on the best way to make it the absolute best journey.

“And the truth that we’re going with our kids signifies that this Glastonbury can be in contrast to another and the 4 of us cannot wait.”

Stephen Webster and Arran Taylor are gearing up for their first Glastonbury weekend as millionaires

She stated the that “largest deal with” can be having the ability to purchase drinks from the bars.

“Often as a result of the pageant is so lengthy, we take all our personal drinks and spend a lot of the weekend swigging heat lager,” she stated.

“The truth that cash will not be a problem this time spherical is only a fantastic feeling.

“We’ll even be looking out for something a bit completely different and will not should suppose twice about treating ourselves.

“Again in 2010 there was truly a pop-up restaurant being run by some Michelin starred cooks and if there’s something like that once more, we’ll leap on the likelihood to become involved.”

Ms Taylor stated profitable the lottery has additionally enabled them to spend extra time collectively as a household.

“I neglect it is occurred as a result of we attempt to maintain life pretty regular for our kids however then you definately keep in mind, it is extremely thrilling,” she added.

“There are extra alternatives to make good reminiscences with the youngsters and take up these alternatives when they’re offered.”

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