Sums Add Up for Drom and Inch Accounting Student as She Bags €21,000 on Winning Streak

A Tipperary accounting student won a cool €21,000 on Winning Streak only a few weeks after beginning college, as Ireland’s longest running television game show returned to RTÉ One television last Saturday (28th September) for the landmark 30th season of the popular National Lottery game show.
Sums Add Up for Drom and Inch Accounting Student as She Bags €21,000 on Winning Streak

Siobhan Ryan from Drum and Inch, Co. Tipperary has won €21,000 including a holiday to Oslo, Norway on last Saturday’s (28th September 2019) Winning Streak Game Show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winners cheques were from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Ronan Leech, Head of Product Marketing at the National Lottery; Siobhan Ryan the winning recipient and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak Game Show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

It has been a busy month for 19 year old Siobhan Ryan from the town of Drom and Inch, near Thurles, in Co. Tipperary. Three weeks ago she began college life in University of Limerick (UL) where she is studying accountancy. She has also just moved out of her family home for the first time to a place near the university so there has been lots of changes for Siobhan in a few short weeks. The last thing she expected was a phone call from the National Lottery, informing her that she was going to be on the Winning Streak game show.

Siobhan, works also in part-time at the weekends in a clothes shop called DV8 in Thurles, was with her mum, Kathleen at the time she found out and was overcome with excitement. Kathleen and Siobhan’s dad Tom were in the audience along with her two brothers (Ciaran and Thomas) as well as a number of her friends cheering her on.

With her winnings, Siobhan will look after Kathleen who sent in the three star scratch card with her name on it and hopes to get herself a car which will be a huge help driving home to Drom and Inch every weekend to see her family.

The National Lottery game show is co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy and features some perennial favorite 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. An exciting element of the show is that one €100,000 segment will be added to the Grand Prize Wheel every show if less than that amount 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. In addition to 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 1.86 to win a cash or three star prize. All players who purchase a scratch card can send their stubs into the National Lottery using grey envelopes, available in all National Lottery agents, 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 winner of this week’s cruise is Michael Sheehan from Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on Winning Streak and all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.4 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2018 alone, more than €228 million was raised; the equivalent of almost €625,000 a day in support for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.

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