Wednesday 16 October 2019

Cork on a silver winning streak in RTÉ's lottery game show

New National Lottery figures show Cork was the second luckiest Winning Streak county in the last season of the RTÉ One show.

Fifteen players from Cork won a total of €542,000, with an average prize per player of €36,133.

The figures were released as the latest series of the lucrative RTÉ game show returned to our screens at the weekend.

The popular game show first appeared on September 21, 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.

Donegal emerged as Winning Streak's luckiest county while Galway finished in third position.

In total more than €5.4 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago with €227 being raised in 2018 alone.