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Sunday 18 March 2018

Lawyers called into Winning Streak studio after ball gets trapped during filming

Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Winning Streak had to take a time-out at the weekend after lawyers were called onto the set due to a ball getting stuck.

Legal help had to be drafted in to decide whether the trapped ball could be moved without affecting the result on the gameshow, where punters can win up to €500,000 by spinning a wheel.

Hosts Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy took an hour's break during filming for Saturday night's show as staff tried to resolve the issue.

In a statement, the National Lottery said: "On Saturday afternoon, during the recording of the Winning Streak TV gameshow, a technical issue occurred which caused a short delay to the filming of the show.

"This did not have any impact on the outcome of the game and the show broadcast at the normal time."

The National Lottery also added that show is carried out under the supervision of independent observers from KPMG.

On Saturday, a Limerick family made it a hat-trick of appearances on the popular gameshow.

Patrick Langan took home €53,000 after his appearance on the show on Saturday night – the biggest winner on the night.

His daughter also appeared on Winning Streak twice, in 2009 and 2012.

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