Tipperary Duo To Go On RTE One’s Winning Streak

More than €2.1 million has been won by players from all over Ireland to date on this season’s Winning Streak gameshow on RTÉ One, the National Lottery has revealed.

One of Europe’s longest running game shows, Winning Streak returns to our screens this Saturday night, January 13th at 8.20pm on RTÉ One – with five more players hoping to win up to €500,000 on the Grand Prize Wheel. Two of those five are from Co Tipperary and are Philip Murphy, from Cashel and Deborah Lee, from Newport.

Tipperary Duo To Go On RTE One's Winning Streak

Winning Streak Game Show is back on RTE One

Philip Murphy (27) believes 2018 is going to be a year where he gets some good luck. First and foremost his partner is due their second child in March and now he gets to go on a show he has watched for years.

Philip has been going out with Marvina for the past three and a half years and the couple have one boy together – Logan who is 17 months old. Marvina is originally from Russia and has two children, Adreas (9) and Maya (6) from another relationship who live with the couple in Cashel. Philip hopes that with his Winning Streak windfall he will be able to get some cash for a deposit for their very own house and maybe enough for a bigger car.

His lucky ticket is only the second ever Winning Streak scratch card he has ever bought – and it is thanks to his mother Breda who posted in his ticket with the three stars.

In his spare time Philip has a keen equine interest and owns two horses Lulu and Jack. Jack is only a young foal and is belong to Logan. He loves going out for trails with his friends on horseback where they explore the countryside.

39 year old Deborah Lee is normally a busy school secretary in Convent Primary School in Newport, Co. Tipperary, but at the moment she is a busy mum-of-two who is on maternity leave after having Henry just 6 months ago. Henry’s big sister Emily (5) has also been a great help to Deborah and her husband Paul since the new arrival!

Deborah and Paul have been together for a decade and have been married for the past two years and Deborah’s appearance on Winning Streak comes at a great time as the couple are building their own home, which they hope to move into in June. The house is close to where they are renting in Newport so they will use any winnings from the show on furnishing the house. Deborah also wants to set a little bit aside for a nice sun holiday this summer for the family of four.

Winning Streak has featured winners from all over the country with Dublin coming out tops so far this season in wins.

The top luckiest Winning Streak counties this season so far are:

  1. Dublin, which had 7 players who won €331,000 between them
  2. Donegal, which had 5 players who won €216,000 between them
  3. Cork, which had 6 players who won €176,000 between them
  4. Carlow, which had 3 players who won €141,000 between them
  5. Meath, which had 3 players who won €119,000 between them

The popular gameshow, which sees Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy on screen for their fifth year together, first appeared on RTÈ back in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,900 people have taken part, winning in excess of €167 million in prizes.

The Winning Streak gameshow include player’s favourite games including; Fantastic Five, High Low Share, Wheel Reveal and the Grand Prize Wheel, giving five lucky players on each show the opportunity to win prizes of cash, cars and holidays. And the show also features the iconic spinning wheel giving a lucky player a chance to win up to €500,000.

The three other lucky players to take part in the first gameshow this year are:

  • Stephanie Cunningham from Headford, Co. Galway
  • Diane Savage, from Dublin 1
  • Aine Lamb, from Kilrush, Co. Clare

In addition a lucky stub player will be drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000 on each week of the show.

Winning Streak Scratch Cards are on sale in over 5,000 National Lottery agent stores nationwide priced at €3.

Players now have better chances of winning a prize. An amazing 1 in 1.86 tickets have a cash or 3-star prize. A 3-star prize gives players the opportunity to enter a draw to appear on the gameshow and win up to €500,000 on the grand prize wheel.

For the chance to appear on the gameshow, players must reveal three stars on their Winning Streak Scratch Card and submit it to the National Lottery in a Winning Streak envelope, available at National Lottery retail sales agents. Five players will be drawn from all 3-star entries received to appear on the Winning Streak TV Gameshow and have the chance to spin the iconic grand prize wheel to win up to €500,000.

To enter the draw for the Luxury Cruise for two, players must collect the 3 letters S-E-A from the stub portion of their Winning Streak scratch card and send those into the National Lottery in the special grey stub envelope, also available at National Lottery retail sales agents.

Approximately 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. In total more than €5 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 30 years ago.

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