It’s quite common for individuals to prank someone by telling them that they have won the lottery. But sometimes, these pranks can unexpectedly lead to a real win. That’s exactly what happened with Charlotte Peart. She pranked her husband, telling them that she had won a staggering £250,000 on the lottery! What happened next was even more surprising.
The Story Of The Pearts
The couple loved to prank each other all the time. Mrs. Peart thought the lottery prank was a particularly great gag. However, three weeks later, she really did win £1 million. On August 28th, 2018, Charlotte matched five numbers on the EuroMillions draw.
Of course, she told her husband immediately, but he refused to believe her at first. He was used to his wife’s pranks and expected this was just another startling example. Later, however, Charlotte messaged her twenty-eight-year-old husband a screenshot of the winning message she had received.
The self-employed carpenter was so convinced that it was a prank, he passed the phone to his brother which was just the start of a crazy day.
Luck Has Nothing To Do With It
A lot of players these days use an online lottery account when they play the lottery online. This is used to store the money that they spend on lottery tickets each month, day or week. The benefit of this is that players can make sure that they always have money in the budget for playing to win. Coincidently Mrs. Peart only had a few euros left in their lottery account and used it to enter the draw that she won with.
Players might assume that these types of small yet crazy coincidences are rare. However, research online and players can discover countless stories like this including a case where a man dreamt he won the lottery days before he claimed his winning ticket. Is it coincidence or some other force at work? Of course, it’s impossible to say, but players are always delighted and amazed when these incidents occur.
A Wise Choice
While some players spend their winnings on crazy purchases and peculiar investments, the Pearts remained sensible. The young couple, just 28 and 27 years old, have three children and own a small bedroom property in Whittlesey. While currently residing close to Peterborough, the two are looking to use their winnings to buy a bigger place.
Understandably, a family of five could use a larger home where the children can have their own bedrooms. Of course, the couple will likely have some money left over from their winnings even after this investment and are keen to start a new chapter in their lives.
As with many players who win, they are looking forward to the level of security that the new money provides them. It means that they can spend more time with a family and relax a little rather than constantly worrying about work and paychecks. This is certainly one of the main reasons why players and in particular couples play the lottery. The chance at financial freedom and a fantastic, crazy day when they finally win is an exciting possibility.
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