Wetherspoons employee went back to finish shift after winning £4 million in the lottery

A Wetherspoons employee who won £4 million on a National Lottery scratchcard during his lunch break has revealed that he still went back to work to finish his shift.

Amadou Gillen, of Trowbridge in Wiltshire, admitted that is was difficult to return to finish the remaining four hours of the day after winning the biggest prize possible.

"When I saw the number four on the card I knew they didn’t pay out £40, so I knew it had to be £4 million," he said.

Amadou Gillen. Credit: SWNS

"I scratched off the rest and oh my, I was so excited. But I put the card back in my pocket, and went back to finish the rest of my shift."

The father-of-two's next planned purchase is reasonably modest considering his substantial jackpot.

"Hopefully I’ll get a small Peugeot and after that and driving for a while and getting experience of driving I’m going to get my dream car," he said.