A classic case of crying wolf went wrong, but this time a lottery prize was on the line.
Charlotte Peart tricked her husband into believing they’d won £250,000 (about $320,000) two weeks ago. It comes as no surprise that when she actually won, she had to work harder to win his trust.
After striking a $1.3 million jackpot, she immediately called her husband to give him the good news. Mr. Peart, who works as a self-employed carpenter, believed she was playing another prank. He was so skeptical that he passed the phone to his brother.
“I didn’t believe her at all because we like to wind each other up,” said Mr. Peart.
Mrs. Peart said: “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.”
Daniel realized Charlotte was telling the truth when she sent him a screengrab. The picture featured the winning notification.
The couple plan to spend their winning on a new home.
“With a family of five it gets a little cramped, a little tight,” Daniel said. “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.”