Donegal family is on a Winning
A Redcastle man is to appear on the National Lottery
TV game show, Winning Streak, just four weeks after
his cousin won €25,000 on the RTE show.
Pauric Collum from Redcastle will take to the
Winning Streak stage just a month after his cousin,
Maggie Collum, from Falcarragh, won €25,000 on the
show. In 2009 Rosie Collum, Maggie's identical twin
sister, also won €37,000 on the programme. The
Collum family really is on a Winning Streak!
Pictured left to right: Marty Whelan;
Rossie Collum who won €37,000 in 2009, Margaret
Collum, Rosie's twin sister, who won €25,000 just a month ago; Orla Byrne
and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show
Pauric was told by a
neighbour he had been selected to appear on the
popular game show when he arrived home from mass on
Saturday evening. Pauric was initially shocked but
came round soon after and stated that his phone
never stopped ringing until midnight.
Pauric has been married to Agnes for 42 years and
the pair have two adult children; son, Aaron and
daughter, Shauna Michelle. He is a proud grandfather
to three grandchildren, John Patrick, Nathaniel and
Pauric comes from a large family himself. Born in
Berwickshire in Scotland, he had ten siblings (three
sisters and seven brothers). He moved to Donegal to
live with his grandmother when he was young and a
few years later moved back to the UK and lived and
worked in Manchester for more than 20 years as a HGV
truck mechanic. He visited Donegal on holidays
before moving back to Redcastle in 1987.
Now retired he has a lot more time to spend with his
wife and family and lives in a beautiful location on
the banks of Lough Foyle. Pauric has no plans for
his winnings from the show as he hasn’t given it a
second thought. He is just looking forward to the
experience of walking in his cousin’s footsteps!