Monday 18 December 2017

'Winning Streak winners want to pay off loans' - Marty Whelan

Winning Streak presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy
Winning Streak presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy

Marty Whelan has said that the days of Winning Streak contestants going on holidays with their winnings are gone.

The TV star said today's post-recession players were more concerned with paying off their mortgages than a foreign break.

"The days of: 'We're off to the Caribbean' are gone," he said.

"Now it's: 'We'll change the car and have a break and pay the mortgage.' It's a whole different world. People now see it as a means to an end.

"When we went through the recession, you found that younger couples - who were in trouble because one of them wasn't working - bought tickets as opposed to the idea it was always going to be your mammy," he said.


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