A LUCKY couple who won £1million in the lottery have traveled the world after abandoning their caravan in Wales.
Civilian partners Ian Pearce, 55, and Lyn Sexton, 51, have vacationed in 65 countries over the past nine years, becoming international globetrotters.
The couple only recently returned from three weeks in Mexico, having already visited Zanzibar, Morocco and Senegal this year.
The duo claimed they had almost racked up almost a million air miles and had no plans to stop anytime soon.
Ian said The mirror“I love traveling to the Far East but Lyn loves the Caribbean so we take it in turns.
“We were very lucky, winning the lottery opened up the world to us.”
The couple won the sum of £1million in 2013, as the couple regularly escaped in their caravan on the west coast of Wales.
At the time, they told lottery officials ‘money won’t change us’ after hinting they were happy with their life in the small town of Merthyr Tydfil.
But their quest for a better life quickly took over after they bought a £600,000 property in New Quay, Cardiganshire, where they live between their lavish travels.
Now the couple say they have made their dreams come true after traveling across the continent – including dream destinations like Australia, Brazil, India and the Maldives.
Ian said: “I made my bucket list and for me the highlight was the Taj Mahal in India.
“We took our family and friends with us – we have lots of great memories to reminisce about.”
However, despite their travels around the world, the couple still conclude that “nothing beats Wales”.
Lyn, who previously worked as a physiotherapy technician, said: “We go to places that have great beaches, or mountain ranges, or incredible scenery, but Wales has it all.”
A Camelot spokesperson added: “Ian and Lyn are a great couple who know how to have fun. Their victory took them to places they could only dream of before.