A Donegal woman won a grand total of €53,000 on RTE's Winning Streak gameshow last weekend.
Anne Sheridan is already planning her shopping list after spinning the wheel and taking home €53,000. The home carer is said to be dreaming of buying a new car and phone with her winnings.
In the week leading up to her appearance on Winning Streak, Anne received a lot of well wishes and prayers from neighbours, family members and friends. Her proud daughter, Aisling, jetted in from Dubai where she works with Emirates Airlines.
On the show, this remarkable Donegal woman paid tribute to her late husband, Seamus, whom she lost to illness six years ago. Anne met Seamus in England where she lived for 33 years. Anne is also proud survivor of breast cancer and she is convinced that Seamus is still looking after her and his divine intervention helped to pull her name out of the Winning Streak drum!
Donegal’s incredible luck on Winning Streak continues this week with two people from the county selected to appear on this Saturday’s show! Andy O’Connor, from Holly Mount, Carndonagh, and Kieran Clarke, from Bridge Street, Lifford, were both selected.
Teetotaller Andy O’Connor is looking forward to stepping it out on the Winning Streak Studio this weekend and to show off his talent for waltzing and ballroom dancing!
“I don’t drink or smoke. My one big pleasure is going dancing with my wife, Margaret, once a week to the Isle of Doagh Ballroom in Donegal in summer time. I love dancing I find it very relaxing and great fun,” according to the 59-year-old small farmer from Carndonagh. Their 17 year-old-daughter, Maggie, occasionally goes along also.
Andy buys Winning Streak scratch cards every week and sends in three star tickets regularly – but this is the first time he has won anything significant. He was lying on the bed watching the show on Saturday when he heard his name being drawn out! Wife Margaret was watching TV in another room
The Donegal man plans to do up the house with his winnings – and he might treat himself to an extra night’s dancing to celebrate
The second Donegal man to appear this week is Kieran Clarke from Lifford. “Getting on Winning Streak might make me Donegal’s most eligible bachelor. I am open to all offers!” joked the single and available 45-year-old.
Kieran is currently unemployed but worked for several years at the amusement arcade in Lifford. But he is far from idle as he devotes most of his time raising funds for the National Council for the Blind and for Breast Cancer Research with his mother, Mimi.
“My mother got me involved in charity work several years ago and we have been all over the world fundraising including to Kilimanjaro, Poland and the United States. We have raised more than €100,000 euros alone for Breast cancer research over the years.
It was always a dream of Kieran’s to appear on Winning Streak. “I was watching the programme in my bedroom and was recording the show on my phone when I heard my name being called out. I dropped the phone and roared and ran downstairs three steps at a time. They all thought I had gone mad!”
Kieran will have a big gang with him on Saturday including his two brothers and four sisters.
Winning Streak scratch cards offer a range of great instant cash prizes plus a 3-star prize, which gives players the opportunity to enter a draw to appear on the gameshow.
Five players are selected to appear on the Winning Streak TV Gameshow and win up to €500,000 instantly on the Grand Prize Wheel.
Winning Streak scratch cards also offer players the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime luxury cruise for two worth €5,000. This week’s winner was Orla Devlin from Altahalla, Clonmany, Co. Donegal!