It was just a prank but then her chi heard her wish and she ended with something even greater.

So, last month, she told her husband she won a lottery, 250,000 pounds, but it was a ruse.

She was only kidding. But by this month, she actually won the lottery. This time, she got 1 million pounds, that is about 460 million naira.

Having fallen for the initial trick, Daniel Peart, 27, did not believe wife Charlotte, 28, when she called him at work last week to reveal they were millionaires.

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Mr Peart, a self-employed carpenter from Cambridgeshire, was so sceptical 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.

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

Admin worker 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."

The couple, who met at secondary school and have been married for five years, have three children and own a three-bedroom home in Whittlesey near Peterborough.

They are planning to use their windfall to buy a larger house in the area.

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

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