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Anne Maverley from Crosshaven in Cork won €34,000 on last Saturday's Winning Streak. Pic: Mac Innes Photography
Anne Maverley from Crosshaven in Cork won €34,000 on last Saturday's Winning Streak. Pic: Mac Innes Photography
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Lucky Corkonians hit the jackpot on Winning Streak

Two Corkonians won big on RTÉ's Winning Streak last Saturday, with a Cork mother and a former Castletownbere fisherman winning €34,000 and €30,000 respectively.

Anne Maverley from Crosshaven went on Winning Streak last Saturday, October 5 and won €34,000.

This win is part of a lucky streak Anne is experiencing. She also made an appearance on Telly Bingo on RTÉ last January by phone, where she took part in the phone risk game which landed her €5,000 in cash.

However, luck runs in the family, as Anne's sister Margot also appeared on Winning Streak nearly six years previously, and she won €33,000.

Anne says that she got "the shock of her life" when she saw her name being drawn out of the Winning Streak drum while watching the show with her family two weeks ago. 

Even though she had a three-star scratch card in the draw, she says the last thing she expected was to get on the TV game show.

Anne is married to her husband Martin and the couple celebrated 30 years of marriage in June of this year. The couple have two daughters in their twenties, Aisling and Eimear, who were cheering for their mother from the RTÉ studio audience last Saturday.

Anne's three sisters Margot, Marie, Alice and her brother John were also in the audience on Saturday. Her other siblings, Patricia and James, watched on from Crosshaven in Cork.

Anne has no plans for the winnings yet but says she will enjoy the win with her family.

Philip O’Neill, originally from Castletownbere in Cork, won €30,000 on last Saturday's Winning Streak. Pic: Mac Innes Photography
Philip O’Neill, originally from Castletownbere in Cork, won €30,000 on last Saturday's Winning Streak. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Cork fisherman Philip O’Neill, who has lived in Howth in Dublin for almost 60 years, also won big.

The Castletownbere man won €30,000 on Winning Streak, the same night as Anne.

After living in Dublin for 57 years, Philip says he has finally been "accepted" as a Howth man due to his new-found celebrity status after his name was pulled out to appear on the show.

Philip was watching the show two weeks ago with his wife, Marie who "hit the roof" when his name was announced by Marty Whelan. 

Philip says he remained calm because he knew there was another Philip O’Neill living in Howth. He saw his own address at the end of the show, and the whole family called around and had a celebration.

Philip is a retired fisherman, but when he is back in Castletownbere spending time with his relatives he goes out to fish. 

He says he is going to treat his family with his winnings from the show, but first, he wants to take his wife Marie on a holiday to New York.

The National Lottery game show is co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy on RTÉ One.