Afke Barr bags €37,000 on Winning
A DUTCH woman, living
in Inishowen for more than 30 years won a cool
€37,000 when she appeared on the Winning Streak TV
game show on Saturday, 11th May.
Afke Barr from Buncrana got her Winning Streak game
off to a flier when she won an electric car (Renault
Zoe) worth €25,000 on the very first game. She then
went on to scoop a further €12,000 in cash from the
Pictured here left to right: Marty
Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Afke Barr
from Buncrana; Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive of
the National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning
Streak Game Show co-host. The winning ticket was
bought from Bradley, Gort, Fahan.
Afke is originally from
the Freisland in the Netherlands but has lived in
Ireland for 33 years. She met her husband John Barr
in Listowel at the All Ireland Fleadh and the pair
have two daughters in their twenties, Caoimhe and
Afke’s Winning Streak appearance was a result of an
unfortunate tragedy following a fire at their
business premises in Buncrana which saw the ‘John
Barr’ drapery store burn down in February. Thanks
to help from the local community, the business
shortly reopened at another premises and a good luck
card containing a Winning Streak scratch card was
the one which was pulled out by presenters Marty
Whelan and Sinead Kennedy two weeks ago.
Afke was surrounded in the RTÉ studios by her close
friends and neighbours on Saturday evening and was
delighted with her family’s change of fortune.