The National Lottery and RTÉ have today announced that Winning Streak will not be returning this Autumn due to ongoing restrictions related to Covid-19.
In a statement, both National Lottery and RTÉ said they “are disappointed to postpone the show but, given the unprecedented challenges posed by Covid-19, producing the programme while managing social distancing in studio, we feel, provides too much risk to players, their families (who travel from all over the country to support the player) and the staff of RTÉ, National Lottery and KPMG, who are the independent observers for the game show.”
On the last Winning Streak show on March 7th, five players were drawn to appear on the next episode, which would have aired on March 21st, including one player in Cork.
However, this show had to be postponed in light of Covid-19 restrictions.
The players were contacted and advised of the situation together and told the game would be rescheduled.
The National Lottery has now advised that a game show will take place for the players drawn for the postponed show of March 21st.
A second game-show will take place for people who had submitted three-star entries before August 10th.
These will not be broadcast on RTÉ television and National Lottery say the date for the event will be decided in the coming weeks in line with the most up-to-date guidance on public health measures.
Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Winning Streak scratch cards, which were due to go on sale in August, will not go on sale until further notice.