Kilkenny daughter guides mother to €24,000 Winning Streak

Sean Keane


Sean Keane


Kilkenny daughter guides mother to  €24,000 Winning Streak

From left: Marty Whelan; Edel Sleator Ann Sleator, Niall Andrews, National Lottery and presenter Sinead Kennedy

A tour guide who works at Kilkenny Castle went on the National Lottery TV game show, Winning Streak  for her mother and won her €24,000 on the first Streak show of the new series on RTE One.

Kilkenny city resident, Edel Sleator got a phone call from her mother, Ann McGovern from Baltinglass in Co Wicklow, late last week to ask her a special favour. Her name had been pulled out of the Winning Streak drum to appear on the first show of the new series and she wanted Edel to go on her behalf. Edel duly obliged did her mother proud, winning her a tidy €24,000.

Edel has been living in Kilkenny city for the past 20 years after she moved there to be with her now husband Ritchie. She works in one of the most iconic places in Kilkenny as she is a tour guide in Kilkenny Castle. It is a job she loves as she gets to meet all types of people from all over Ireland and tourists from different countries all over the world. Edel and Ritchie will celebrate a decade of marriage next month and they have one son, Daniel (8). Both were delighted to cheer her on from the RTE audience alongside Ann and their friends and family from Wicklow and Kilkenny.

A total of €185,000 was won on this week’s show. The enhanced National Lottery game show, co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy, features some perennial favorite games as well brand new games including Play or Pay, Roll for Riches, WinFall and Electric Dream – where one player will win an electric car worth €25,000.

The popular show, which is the second longest running game show in Europe, first appeared on our screens in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,975 people have taken part, winning in excess of €170 million in prizes.

A brand new-look Winning Streak scratch card is available in the 5,900 National Lottery retailers all over the country, where as well as the chance to appear on the Winning Streak TV game show if you  get three stars, players will also be in with a chance to win some great cash prizes up to €5,000. The odds for those who purchase a Winning Streak to win is 1 in 1.76 to win a cash or three star prize.  Players can also send their scratch card stubs into the National Lottery where each week, on the show, a player will be drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000. The winner of this week’s cruise is Anthony Rogers from Co. Waterford.

As ever one of the lucky five players will get the chance to spin the wheel and win up to €500,000.  But this series a €100,000 segment will be added to the iconic Grand Prize Wheel every show if less than that was won in the previous show, improving players chances to win a massive prize.