A GAMBLER who took a bookie to court over his £1.7million win is to treat himself to a new shed.
Andy Green, 54, won the jackpot in an online blackjack game three years ago and will get up to £2.4million once interest is added.
But the thrifty single dad, who puts his heating on only once a week in winter, plans to stay as “tight-fisted” as ever.
Andy said: “I’ll put all new windows and doors in my house to help keep the draught out.
“And there’s a garden shed that I love. I also love Formula One so I might put in Sky TV, a leather sofa and a small bar.”
Andy, of Lincoln, plans to buy a basic hut to enjoy races in peace away from his daughters, vet student, Natasha, 21, and 17-year-old student Abbie.
But he refuses to hand any of the cash to them, saying: “I won’t change because I wouldn’t be Andy Green any more. I’m famed for wearing a coat or blanket if I’m watching TV and it’s cold.
“And I’m obsessed with the reduced aisle in Aldi. I’m always there.”
Andy works 60 hours a week at his powder coating business — and is adamant he will stay on and not leave his partner brother in the lurch.
He won £1,722,923.54 in January 2018 but Betfred said a software glitch made his win invalid.
A High Court judge ruled for triple heart-attack survivor Andy and told the bookies to pay up.
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