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Donegal is luckiest Winning Streak county 28.09.19

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 €42,000.
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 Sinead Kennedy.
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 Countdown.
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 alone.
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”.
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