Winning Streak

  • A Mayo farmer, who had a hip replacement just 7 weeks ago, is to appear on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show on RTE One this Saturday evening.

    Chris Tansey from Swinford says his daughter have him a gift of a lucky Winning Streak scratch card when he came out of hospital after his hip surgery.

    He was watching the programme last Saturday night with his wife and grand-daughter when his name was chosen for this weekend's show.

    The father-of-four is one of five contestants taking part in Winning Streak, and will be joined by Tommy Durr from Ballinagard, Roscommon and players from Limerick, Cork and Dublin.


  • A retired Mayo man has become the highest prize winner of the season on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show, scooping a massive €143,000.

    A delighted Michael Kilbane, from Achill Island but living in Castlebar, won €100,000 of his prize spinning the Grand Prize wheel. He won €40,000 in cash and a holiday worth €3,000 from other games on the RTÉ One show.

    Earlier this week, Michael, and his wife of 56 years, Margaret spoke how overwhelmed they were by the many good luck wishes from their friends and neighbours in Castlebar and Achill Beg.

    The couple have two sons, Stephen and Peter. Stephen lives m in Portugal and watched  Winning Streak online last night, while Peter was in the Winning Streak studio with his children, Rebecca and Emily. Michael also has two brothers: Joe, who lives in Achill and Johnny, who lives in London.

    Michael moved to Castlebar when he retired in 2004. Retirement has been treating him well and he is enjoying spending time with his wife and gardening.

    Michael is going to wait until the dust has settled to decide what to do with his winnings for €143,000.

  • A retired naval officer from Co. Mayo, now living in Cork, won €31,000 on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show on RTÉ One on Saturday.

    Martin Doran, originally from Bangor Erris in Co. Mayo, moved to Cork to join the Navy in 1975. He met his wife of 41 years, Christine, soon after.

    Martin retired in 2017 after 42 years service  and ended his naval career as a Warrant Officer.

    The couple have two daughters, Michelle and Carol, and are proud grandparents to six grandkids.

    He comes from a large family being one of 14 siblings in his house in Mayo growing up. He has brothers and sisters all over the world (in London, Spain and Chicago) as well as in Mayo so there was a big contingent from Mayo and Cork supporting him on the night.

  • Roscommon woman Michelle Morgan scooped the first jackpot on Winning Streak since 2011 last night.


    The 27-year-old from Fairymount was playing for her mother Mairead Cox, who bought her Winning Streak ticket in Supervalu Ballaghaderreen.


    Ms Morgan qualified for the ‘Spin the Wheel’ having already won €22,000.


    After three turns of the big wheel she was stunned when the ball landed in the white €500,000 slot.

  • A Mayo woman won €29,000 on the Winning Streak TV gameshow at the weekend - 24 years after her mother appeared on the programme.

    Emer O'Grady from Westport, who works in Allergan, was delighted with her winnings of €29,000.

    Her mother Anne appeared on the show back in February 1995  - it was presented at the time by Mike Murphy - and she won 6,000 Irish pounds.