Waterford resident hoping to spin the wheel on this week's Winning Streak

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Waterford resident hoping to spin the wheel on this week's Winning Streak

Waterford resident hoping to spin the wheel on this week's Winning Streak

A Kilkenny man living in Carrick-on-Suir is hoping to go on a Winning Streak this weekend as he will appear on the National Lottery TV game show, this Saturday, November 17, on RTÉ One.

Martin Walsh was watching Joe Schmidt’s Ireland rugby team defeat Argentina last Saturday when his phone started ringing off the hook as his name was simultaneously called out by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy on the Winning Streak TV game show. Celebrations started in earnest when Martin finally answered a call from his mother-in-law to inform him of his once in a lifetime appearance on Winning Streak.

Martin has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Caitriona for 27 years after they met at a children’s summer playschool in Carrick on Suir where they both worked as instructors.

IT worker Martin who is a proud Kilkenny man has three boys, Aaron (28), Lorcan (16) and Rory (13) and he plans to use any winnings from his Winning Streak appearance to put towards a college fund for Lorcan and Rory. Martin and Caitriona are also proud grandparents to Orla who is four years of age and they look forward to spoiling her to their winnings from the show.

Martin will be supported in the Winning Streak audience by his parents, Sean and Josephine and his brother who is also called Sean. Also cheering on the Waterford resident on Saturday night are his in-laws who are staunch Tipperary supporters!

The enhanced National Lottery game show, co-presented by Ireland’s ‘Greatest Show Duo’ Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy, will feature some perennial favorite games as well but also brand new games including Play or Pay, Roll for Riches, WinFall and Electric Dream – where one player will win an electric car worth €25,000.

As ever one of the lucky five players will get the chance to spin the wheel and win up to €500,000.  But this series a €100,000 segment will be added to the iconic Grand Prize Wheel every show if less than that was won in the previous show, improving players chances to win a massive prize. Winning Streak will air on RTÉ One at 8:15pm on Saturday 22nd September.

A brand new-look Winning Streak scratch card is available in the 5,900 National Lottery retailers all over the country, where as well as the chance to appear on the Winning Streak TV game show if you get three stars, players will also be in with a chance to win some great cash prizes up to €5,000.

The odds for those who purchase a Winning Streak to win is 1 in 1.76 to win a cash or three-star prize.  Players can also send their scratch card stubs into the National Lottery where each week, on the show, a player will be drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000.

The popular game show first appeared on our screens in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,975 people have taken part, winning in excess of €170 million in prizes. Almost €5 million was won last season. Winning Streak is the second longest running game show in Europe.