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Saturday 19 April 2014

Council staff strike it lucky

THEY might not have won the biggest prize on the night, but they sure made the most of the whole Winning Streak experience.

Fifteen Listowel Town Council staff members had a fantastic day on Saturday, travelling to the RTE headquarters in Donnybrook for the filming of the game show and stopping off to watch it broadcast amid champagne and fine food in Shanagolden, Co Limerick, on the way home.

"It was a fantastic experience and while we would always have liked to win more money we really enjoyed it and will keep playing the Lotto!" town clerk David O'Brien said.

The syndicate won €26,600 in total, which breaks down to a nice €1,773 per member.

"We're just waiting for the cheque to clear now!" David laughed.

All were delighted with the bravery and fine performance of colleague Aine O'Donoghue who took to the hot seat to play the game show for the group.

"She was brilliant and we were delighted with her and to get the money we got. The whole thing was a lovely boost for the town council I suppose and we were really happy with the support we got from the public," David said.

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