Kilkenny man Martin Walsh hoping to go on a Winning Streak

He was watching Ireland defeat Argentina when his mother-in-law rang to tell him his name had been called out by Marty Whelan

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Winning Streak

Winning Streak: Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy ready for Winning Streak on Saturday

A Kilkenny man living in Carrick-on-Suir is hoping to go on a Winning Streak this weekend as he will appear on the National Lottery TV gameshow, this Saturday, November 17, on RTÉ One.

Martin Walsh was watching the Irish rugby team defeat Argentina last Saturday when his phone started ringing off the hook as his name was simultaneously called out by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy on the Winning Streak TV gameshow. Celebrations started in earnest when Martin finally answered a call from his mother-in-law to inform him of his once in a lifetime appearance on Winning Streak.

Martin has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Caitriona for 27 years after they met at a children’s summer playschool in Carrick on Suir where they both worked as instructors.

IT worker Martin, who is a proud Kilkenny man, has three boys, Aaron (28), Lorcan (16) and Rory (13) and he plans to use any winnings from his Winning Streak appearance to put towards a college fund for Lorcan and Rory. Martin and Caitriona are also proud grandparents to Orla, who is four years of age, and they look forward to spoiling her to their winnings from the show.

Martin will be supported in the Winning Streak audience by his parents, Sean and Josephine and his brother who is also called Sean. Also cheering on Kilkenny man, Martin on Saturday night are his in-laws who are staunch Tipperary supporters!

The enhanced National Lottery game show, co-presented by Ireland’s ‘Greatest Show Duo’ Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy, will feature some perennial favorite games as well but also 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.

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.

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.