Ann and Don Webster help us celebrate 25 years of winners
Ann and Don Webster had a specific plan for their £1,023,801 win – to build a new home that was perfectly designed for their needs. Ann uses a wheelchair and their old home wasn’t well-suited to her.
She said, “We lived in a converted barn before, but regular power cuts meant the lift often didn’t work, leaving me stranded downstairs with my bed, shower, clothes and make-up upstairs.”
After their 2006 win, the Websters’ plan was to buy a plot of land and build their own home. But it took a while to find what they were looking for.
Ann said, “We didn’t find the perfect land until three years ago and it’s taken this long for us to buy it, apply for planning permission for our own grand design and for work to begin.
“Our new timber frame house is due to be ready in Spring 2020 ‐ 14 years in the waiting – but it’s going to mean a whole new wonderful way of life.”
Ann, who works for Derby City Council as its Lead on Equality and Diversity said, “Our new home will have four bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s an open plan living and eating area with hard flooring so I can wheel across it easily. And I’ll have a brand new wet room!”
For 25 years The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK. Since November 19th 1994, there have been 5,500 new millionaires created and over £40 billion has been given to good causes across the UK.
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For 25 years The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK. Since November 19th 1994 there have been 5,500 new millionaires created and over £40 billion has been given to good causes across the UK.Discover more