Kilkenny woman wins €38,000 on Winning Streak

Rita Ronan was on Saturday's show

Kilkenny People


Kilkenny People



Rita Ronan won €38,000 with presenters Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan

A Kilkenny woman won a cool €38,000 on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show last Saturday just a week after an old friend won €20,000 on the same RTÉ One show.

Rita Ronan, who now lives in Foxrock in Dublin, scooped €38,000 in cash on a night which saw the highest winnings from Winning Streak in the season so far (€307,000).

Originally from Kilkenny, Rita has been living in Dublin for more than 35 years where she moved to be with Joe. The couple have been married for 28 years and they have two adult daughters, both of whom are living abroad at the moment. Mary is living in Sydney, Australia, having left last October while Sarah Jane is currently on a college exchange programme in London. Mary watched the show online while Sarah Jane flew back to cheer her mum on from the RTE audience amongst a number of friends and family.

Rita and Joe have their own business, the Access Hearing Centre located in Dún Laoghaire. The couple have run the hearing aid service provider for more than 20 years in Dublin.

The National Lottery game show, co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy, features some perennial favourite 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.

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, one lucky player is drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000.

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. In total, more than €5.4 billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 31 years ago. In 2018 alone, the National Lottery raised over €227 million for such good causes.