Gambia: Father who scooped £4million on scratchcard will buy himself driving lessons


A FATHER-of-two who scooped £4million on a scratchcard is to spend part of his windfall on driving lessons, the Express has reported. According to the Express. Pub kitchen worker Amadou Gillen won the life-changing sum after buying two scratch cards on his dinner break.

He returned to work, at a Wetherspoon pub in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and scratched the cards while sitting in an outdoor staff area.

The first card revealed Mr. Gillen, originally from the Gambia, had won £10 and the second netted him the top prize of £4 million.

He kept his winnings a secret from colleagues and returned to finish his shift – later breaking the news to his thrilled family.

He plans to take an intensive driving course next week, allowing him to upgrade his provisional license and buy a Peugeot as his first car.

I was screaming and dancing inside

Amadou Gillen

“I want to buy a house and start my driving lessons,” Mr Gillen said yesterday.

“I have never started lessons. I have had my provisional driving licence since 2009 but I have never been able to afford to have a car or lessons.

“At the moment I just want to get a simple Peugeot and then I will get a BMW X6. I want to start an intensive course by next week.”


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