Transatlantic trip planned after retired Cork teacher wins big on Winning Streak

Transatlantic trip planned after retired Cork teacher wins big on Winning Streak
Sheila Crowley from Mallow, Co. Cork has won €48,000 on last Saturday’s National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show. Pictured here at the presentation of the winners cheques were from l-r: Marty Whelan Winning Streak co-host; Sheila Crowley the winning recipient; Jim O’Connor, The National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak Game Show co-host. Pic. Mac Innes Photography.

A retired teacher from Mallow is on cloud nine after she won €48,000 on last Saturday's Winning Streak. 

Sheila Crowley says she will use the extra cash to book a trip to Boston and to purchase some Christmas gifts for her 12 grandchildren. 

Shelia purchased the winning ticket from O’Mahonys Centra in Spa Glen, Mallow and couldn't believe her luck when her ticket was called out on the RTÉ One programme. 

The unexpected moment came two weeks ago and as soon as Shelia heard her name, she ran to tell her husband of 45 years the good news. 

Sheila and Joe are married for the past 45 years and have five adult children: Larry, Joe, Donal, Claire and Niamh.

Within ten minutes, the house was full with friends, neighbours and family who rushed over to congratulate the Cork woman on her Winning Streak luck.

Shelia is a retired secondary school teacher, where she taught business and commerce.

She has kept herself busy since leaving the classroom, by spending a lot of time with the family and also volunteering at the St Vincent de Paul shop in Mallow, which gets very busy around this festive period.

Shelia's three eldest grandchildren Fiona, Emer and Liam were supporting her from the audience on the night, whilst her other grandchildren were watching from home. 

Last Saturday's Winning Streak saw a total of €235,000 won on the show. 

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on Winning Streak and all National Lottery games goes back to a variety of charities.

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