Wetherspoons employee wins lottery… But carries on working

Wetherspoons employee wins lottery… But carries on working

Most employees dream of winning the lottery during a bad day, but one lucky Wetherspoons worker has actually lived the dream.

Amadou Gillen - who worked in Trowbridge, Wiltshire – won £4million on a National Lottery Scratchcard during his lunch break.

What would you do? Walk away, or carry on working?

Gillen stayed and finished his shift, exemplifying a loyalty and commitment that had been fostered within his working environment.

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

"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. It was certainly a long shift that day.

"I didn't finish until 11.30pm or 12am that night, so had to work for almost four hours knowing I had won. I don't know how I did it."

However, he shan’t be returning to his workplace any time soon: “Once I’ve looked at how I’m going to invest the money, I will decide what else I want to do, but I have decided not to go back to work."

Gillen was undoubtedly lucky. Last year one firm gave away hundreds of scratchcards without a significant victor emerging.

So, would your staff leave mid-shift if they won the lottery? Have your say in our poll here. 

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