Tipperary farmer hoping to go on a Winning Streak this weekend

A dairy farmer from Co. Tipperary will be hoping to go on a Winning Streak of his own as he will appear on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show, on RTÉ One, this Saturday (23rdMarch).
Jim Delahunty from Carrig in Co. Tipperary admits the presence of a few nerves ahead of his Winning Streak appearance next weekend even though he is looking forward to it immensely. The dairy farmer was busy at work two Saturday’s ago when his phone rang. It was his brother Stephen telling him excitedly that he got pulled out for Winning Streak. Jim didn’t believe him and hung up and seconds later he got a similar call from a cousin. It wasn’t until Stephen sent him a picture of his name on screen, via Whatsapp, did hew begin to believe the good news.

Tipperary farmer hoping to go on a Winning Streak this weekendBorn and Bred in Tipperary, Jim has been married to Pauline for more than 20 years and the pair have two children: Colm (14) and Sarah (11). His children are buzzing with excitement ahead of cheering him on from the audience on the night and they have been busy in school making banners. Jim is the youngest of seven siblings, some of whom will be coming to cheer him on in Dublin and others who will watch on TV.

In his spare time, which is a rare commodity, Jim loves sport and is a Tipperary hurling fan and supports Munster Rugby also. He has no plans for his winnings just yet but is sure Colm and Sarah have plans to put a dent in his windfall!

The Winning Streak National Lottery game show, co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy, will be broadcast this Saturday evening at the earlier-than-usual time of 19:10 on RTÉ One. The show features some perennial favorite games as well but also brand new games including Play or Pay, Roll for Riches, WinFall and Electric Dream – where one player will win an electric car worth €25,000.

As ever one of the lucky five players will get the chance to spin the wheel and win up to €500,000. But this series a €100,000 segment will be added to the iconic Grand Prize Wheel every show if less than that was won in the previous show, improving players chances to win a massive prize.

A brand new-look Winning Streak scratch card is available in the 5,900 National Lottery retailers all over the country, where as well as the chance to appear on the Winning Streak TV game show if you get three stars, players will also be in with a chance to win some great cash prizes up to €5,000. The odds for those who purchase a Winning Streak to win is 1 in 1.76 to win a cash or three star prize. Players can also send their scratch card stubs into the National Lottery where each week, on the show, a player will be drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000.

The popular gameshow first appeared on our screens in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,975 people have taken part, winning in excess of €170 million in prizes. Winning Streak is the second longest running game show in Europe.

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on Winning Streak and all National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. In total more than €5.4 billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 31 years ago. In 2018 alone, the National Lottery raised over €227 million for such good causes.

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