Donegal sheep farmer scoops
A DONEGAL sheep farmer
got to spin the Winning Streak wheel and won a total
of €76,000 when he appeared on the TV game show last
Saturday, 25th May.
John Heaney, originally from Co. Down, but living in
Carrigans for the past 18 years won €35,000 on the
iconic 'spin the wheel'. Add this to the €38,000 in
cash, a holiday to Slovenia worth €3,000 and this
brought his winnings from the show up to a total of
Pictured here at the presentation of
the winners cheques were from left to right:, Sinead
Kennedy Winning Streak game show co-host; John
Heaney the winning player; Brett Cross, Head of
Technology at the National Lottery and Marty Whelan.
John had only walked in
the door for a quick break from work two Thursday’s
ago when a knock came to the door. It was a
neighbour asking if it was John who got pulled out
for Winning Streak on RTÉ. John put on the TV and
took an extended break until the end of the show
when his full name and address was revealed. He was
stunned and delighted at the same time as he
completely forgot that he had a ticket.
John's partner Rhonda was there to cheer him on from
the RTE audience alongside other friends and family.
John was also supported by his mum Marie, his sister
Margaret and three brothers: Tommy, Peter and Shane.
His other brother James watched the show online from
London. John has Rhonda to thank for his Winning
Streak appearance as she was the one who sent his
ticket in for him. He has no plans for any winnings
just yet but will be sure to enjoy his haul of