Donegal is luckiest Winning Streak
NEW National Lottery
figures show that Donegal was the luckiest Winning
Streak county in the last season of the RTÉ One
show. Fifteen players from Donegal won a total of
€630,000, with an average prize per player of
Ireland’s longest running television game show,
Winning Streak, returns to RTÉ One this evening
(Saturday, 28th September) for the landmark 30th
season of the popular game show. As ever, the show
co-presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy will
have prizes and cash galore for five lucky players
every week, with one getting the chance to spin the
iconic Grand Prize Wheel.
Donegal was the luckiest Winning
Streak county in the last season of the game show.
Pictured above are co-presenters Marty Whelan and
Lucky Donegal is
followed by Cork, in second place, which also had 15
players in the last season who won an average of
€36,133 each and a total of €542,000 in prize money.
Galway is the third, with 10 players winning a total
of €392,000. Dublin also had 10 players on the
show’s last series, winning a combined €355,000.
Completing the top five is Limerick which had eight
players on the show who won a total of €332,000.
The popular game show first appeared on our screens
on 21st September 1990 which makes it the second
longest running game show in Europe, second only to
Since 1990, a massive 6,110 people have taken part,
winning in excess of €180 million in prizes. In
total, €5,549,000 was won during the last season
While the show is 30 years old this year, this is
not the only milestone as Marty Whelan is marking
his 10th year presenting the programme.
Speaking on the return of the show and his decade of
Winning Streak, Marty Whelan, said: “I couldn’t
believe it when I realised that it has been ten
years since I joined Winning Streak – the decade has
gone by so quick”.