Cork player spins the wheel to bag €61,000 on final Winning Streak show of the season

Cork player spins the wheel to bag €61,000 on final Winning Streak show of the season

The Big Wheel spinner, delighted Margaret Cafferkey who spun the big wheel on Denny's behalf is pictured here with game show host Marty Whelan. 

A Cork man is €61,000 richer thanks to his sister’s performance on the final Winning Streak game show of this season.

Margaret Cafferkey who was playing on behalf of her brother, Denny Hawe from Mallow, got to spin the iconic Winning Streak wheel to bag €61,000.

The prize includes an electric car worth €25,000.

Meanwhile, Caroline O'Callaghan from Glenville, Cork won €32,000 playing on behalf of Patricia Barry.

The 2019/20 season of the Winning Streak game show was concluded at RTÉ studios in Dublin on Wednesday, September 16, as ten players took part in two separate game shows which paid out a total of €401,000 in cash prizes.

Five of the selected players were originally due to appear on the Winning Streak TV Game show on Saturday, March 21, but this was later postponed following government restrictions due to Covid-19.

An additional five players from Cork, Dublin (2), Louth and Meath were later selected from a catch-all draw which recently took place at National Lottery HQ in Dublin.

Attendance at the two Winning Streak game shows was in strict adherence to Government guidelines and attendees only included players and the requisite National Lottery and KPMG personnel.

Each participating player had the opportunity to play the full suite of Winning Streak games with the same prizes on offer, whilst at all times ensuring all social distancing and health and safety guidelines were followed.

The National Lottery has confirmed that this event will not be broadcast on RTÉ television.

Last August, the National Lottery and RTÉ announced that Winning Streak will not be returning this Autumn due to ongoing restrictions related to Covid-19.

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