A family were left shell-shocked after a one-in-a-trillion chance saw them find six double-yolked eggs in one box.
Mark Richardson, 36, his partner Kelly Rogers, 33, and their three children, discovered that their fried egg meal was even rarer than the odds of winning the lottery, which in comparison, is only 14 million to one.
Mark said: “We were in the kitchen on Sunday morning making breakfast and I cracked open the first egg which had a double yolk.
“After the second turned out to be the same, the kids kept egging me on to break them all.
“None of us knew how rare it was and we were so excited!
“We didn’t want to eat our special finds at first but they turned out to be delicious.”
According to superstition, the Richardson family could be bringing more children home to roost, as finding a double-yolked egg can mean that someone in the immediate family is pregnant with twins.
Other folklore tales also indicate that life will soon turn ‘sunny side up’, with predictions of good luck and marriage.
Mark, from Manor Drive, Stewkley, said: “We’ve got three kids and we don’t want any more.
“We’d rather have a lottery win, but the spookiest coincidence is that Kelly and I are actually getting married in August!”
The lucky double yolks usually occur in young hens about 20-28 weeks old when they form a shell around more than one egg yolk.
The eggs were supplied by Elayne Regan, 61, grandmother to the Richardson children – Olivia, seven, Lewis, five, and Alfie, 20 months – from her local free-range egg farm in Norfolk.