Couple scoop £1m Lotto prize on Easter Sunday

Rod Minchin, PA
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A couple had an excellent Easter Sunday surprise in the form of a £1 million win on Lotto.

Stephen Webster, 44, and partner Arran Taylor, 40, were in the middle of preparing an Easter egg hunt for their two children when he found out he was a National Lottery millionaire.

Mr Webster, from Somerset, matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball in the Lotto draw on Easter Saturday.

Stephen Webster and partner Arran Taylor plan on taking their children to Disneyland after winning £1 million on the Lotto (The National Lottery/PA).
Stephen Webster and partner Arran Taylor plan on taking their children to Disneyland after winning £1 million on the Lotto (The National Lottery/PA)

The couple were so shocked at the win, they initially forgot that their children were still patiently waiting upstairs for the Easter egg hunt to commence.

“Arran and I were arranging an Easter egg hunt for the kids downstairs whilst they waited in the spare room for us to hide all of the eggs,” Mr Webster said.

“Arran was doing all of the work really whilst I checked my emails, which is when I noticed one from The National Lottery with news about my ticket.

“I didn’t really think much of it when I saw the email so when I logged onto my National Lottery account and actually clocked the amount, I had to sit down.

“I called Arran over and she checked it a few times too.

“After that we were both in such a tizz that we forgot about the Easter egg hunt and the fact that the kids were still upstairs.

“We quickly finished hiding the rest of the eggs and promptly called them down.

“Once all of the eggs were found and the kids were preoccupied with chocolate, we sat down for a cup of tea and checked it all again, just to be sure it was real.

“We eventually confirmed the win with Camelot later that day but it has only really just started to sink in.”

The couple were organising an Easter egg hunt for their two children when they learnt of the Lotto win (The National Lottery/PA).
The couple were organising an Easter egg hunt for their two children when they learnt of the Lotto win (The National Lottery/PA)

Mr Webster, who works as an engineer at a power station, and his partner as a dispensing optician, have big plans for their win.

“We want to take the kids to Disneyland.

“When we told them about the win it was the first thing they asked,” he said.

“They don’t really understand what is going on but are really excited at the prospect of getting to meet Mickey Mouse.”

Ms Taylor added: “Our son wants an Xbox and our daughter recently turned 10 so shopping is top of her list.

“We plan to go on a bit of a spree and have a girly day out.”