Cork geologist unearths €42,000 on ‘Winning Streak’

Cork geologist unearths €42,000 on ‘Winning Streak’

Luke Holland from Bandon, receives a cheque for €42,000 from The National Lottery’s Brett Cross on last Saturday’s ‘Winning Streak’. Also included are game show co-host’s Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan. Picture: Mac Innes Photography

A Cork geologist has got his New Year off to a great start by unearthing a €42,000 fortune on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show last Saturday.

Luke Holland, (24) from Bandon, appeared on the show on Saturday winning more than €40,000 as he was cheered on by friends and family both at home and Dublin.

There has been great excitement in Bandon at Luke’s Winning Streak appearance all over the Christmas period as family and friends planned their trips to Dublin in support.

They included his mum and dad Collette and Sean, his two brothers Simon and Adam and girlfriend Patricia and many more.

Luke was in a pub in Cork city catching up with friends in December last year when a call came through to say his name had been selected to appear on Winning Streak.

He was in disbelief initially but as more and more people called to share the good news. he finally believed it.

Luke, who graduated with a degree in geology from UCD in 2017, lives in Mullingar, Westmeath, where he works in mineral exploration for Group Eleven Resources.

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