Woman who made false lottery claims to her husband got huge surprise weeks later

A wife who pranked her husband that she had won £250,000 on the lottery scooped a £1 million win three weeks later.

Self-employed carpenter Daniel Peart, 27, did not believe Charlotte, 28, when she called him at work to tell him of the win, and he passed the phone onto his brother.

She matched five numbers on EuroMillions HotPicks in the draw on August 28 after entering online.

"I didn’t believe her at all because we like to wind each other up," said Mr Peart.

He said it was only when she sent him a screenshot of the winning message that he realised it was true, and was "stunned".

Admin worker Mrs Peart added: "He didn’t believe me.

"Actually, he said ‘I can’t talk to you right now love’ and ended up putting his brother on the phone.

"It was definitely crazy and not a normal day."

The couple, who have three children together and own a three-bedroom home in Whittlesey, near Peterborough, are planning to buy a larger property in the area.

"With a family of five it gets a little cramped, a little tight," said Mr Peart.

"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."

They had moved into Mrs Peart’s parents’ home to save for their first home, which they bought five years ago.

Mrs Peart used the last £1.50 in their online lottery account to enter the draw, after buying two EuroMillions tickets.

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The pair, who met at secondary school and have been married for five years, have treated their children to hoverboards and a Nintendo Switch.

Mr Peart is looking to move into property development, and said he hopes the win will mean security for the family.

"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," he said.

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