A woman who pranked her husband with a fake lottery win has actually won the lottery.
Charlotte Peart pranked husband Daniel Peart by claiming she had won £250,000 in the lottery but when she won £1 million three weeks later, the self-employed carpenter didn’t believe his wife when she called to tell him.
Charlotte had managed to match five numbers of the EuroMillions HotPick in the August 28 draw by using the last £1.50 in the couple’s online lottery account.
Speaking about his initial reaction to the news, Daniel said: “I didn’t believe her at all because we like to wind each other up.”
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In an interview with Sky News, the 27-year-old revealed that he only believed his wife after she sent him a screenshot of the winning message, leaving him “stunned”.
Charlotte, who described the day as “crazy” and “not normal”, recalled how Daniel had said her he couldn’t talk to her when she first told him before passing the phone to his brother.
The couple, who have three children, live in a three-bedroom home in Whittlesey, Peterborough, but have made plans to buy a larger property in their local area.
Daniel said: “With a family of five it gets a little cramped. All the kids have earned their own bedrooms, they’re all excited about that and we’re looking forward to the next adventure in our lives.”
He later revealed that he was looking to moving into property development and hoped the job would mean more security for the family. He explained: “The biggest thing for us is we get to spend more time as a family and we don’t have to worry so much as what we’re used to now.”
Meanwhile, their children have already been treated to hoverboards and a Nintendo Switch.