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Tipp duo on Winning Streak

Friday, 8th March, 2019 1:00pm
Tipp duo on Winning Streak

Winning Streak is broadcast on RTE1 on Saturday night.

Tipp duo on Winning Streak

Winning Streak is broadcast on RTE1 on Saturday night.

Two women from Co Tipperary will be dreaming of a spin of the Winning Streak wheel when they appear on the National Lottery TV game show on RTÉ One this Saturday.

Eileen Coone from Roscrea and Roz Fitzgerald from Coalbrook, and playing on behalf of her dad, Billy Hanley, will take to the Winning Streak stage this weekend alongside show presenters, Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy with high hopes of winning a small fortune!

 

Eileen Coone’s only daughter Margaret was just a few weeks old when Eileen bought a Winning Streak scratch card for the first time. On the scratch card she got three stars and believed that she was a dead cert to go on the show and her newborn daughter would bring her luck. Eileen’s name never came out of the Winning Streak drum the following week but 30 years later it did. This weekend, as Eileen takes to the Winning Streak stage in RTE, Margaret will also turn 30 years old! For the Roscrea woman, her luck is better 30 years late than never!

 

Eileen is mother to six adult children. As well as Margaret, her only daughter, she has five sons who are Seamus, John, Ciaran, Brendan and Michael – who lives in Croydon, London. She is also a grandmother to 16 grandkids.

 

Roz Fitzgerald from Coalbrook – a town near Thurles was at home last Saturday when a few text messages came through asking was her dad’s name pulled out to appear on Winning Streak. Roz wasn’t sure as she hadn’t heard anything but flipped on the television and put on the show. As the end credits revealed her dad, Billy Hanley’s full Thurles address, she knew it was him and she called him at once.

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