| Last updated
A woman who played a prank on her family by claiming that she had won £250,000 was amazed when she won £1 million for real - and her family didn't believe her when she told them.
Charlotte Peart pulled the wheeze on her husband, Daniel, a few weeks before and caught him hook, line and sinker.
However, she when she rang him to say that she had scooped £1m on the Euromillions, Daniel wasn't having any of it - so he ignored her and gave the phone over to his brother rather than talk to his wife.
"I didn't believe her at all because we like to wind each other up," Daniel told the Daily Mirror.
It took his wife to send over a screenshot of the winner's message for him to realise that in fact, she had won the lottery and was not on the wind-up.
He said: "About a month ago Charlotte played a scratchcard and joked with me that she'd won £250,000.
"So when she first rang I thought it was another wind-up, it was only when she sent me a screenshot of the winning message that I realised it was true and from then on it's been crazy."
Charlotte, 28, from Peterborough, 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 kids, will use the cash to buy a bigger home for their family.
"With a family of five it gets a little cramped, a little tight," said Daniel, 27, a self-employed carpenter.
"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.
"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."
The Pearts met in high school and got married five years ago. They had been living in Charlotte's parent's house before they managed to save up enough for their own place.
They were regular lottery players before their win. Charlotte had just £1.50 in her lottery online account when she bought the Euromillions HotPicks ticket.
"Ever since he was a young lad Daniel has been convinced he will win the lottery so he's sure he willed it to happen," said Charlotte.
"I don't mind if it was his belief or my decision to spend that spare £1.50 on EuroMillions HotPicks but whatever it is, we couldn't be happier!"
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read