Louth’s Winning Streak players scoop €4.8million
MORE than €168 million has been won by players on the iconic Winning Streak game show on RTE One since it first launched more than 28 years ago, figures released by the National Lottery revealed.
Over the 28 years, 161 players from across County Louth have taken part in the game show, winning a total of €4,826,518.
The popular programme, one of Europe’s longest-running game shows, is celebrating its 1,000th episode this Saturday and has featured 5,925 players since it first aired on September 21st 1990.
An analysis of winnings over the 28 seasons of the programme shows the luckiest counties by appearances (with Dublin no. 1), and by highest average prize per player (with Kilkenny at no. 1).
Speaking ahead of the 1,000th episode of Winning Streak co-presenter, Marty Whelan said: ‘1,000 shows is such an impressive feat but a true testament to how the format of Winning Streak works. It is reality TV, before reality TV existed, and to get to know each of the five players every week while guiding them through the games and watching them win thousands of euros is fascinating.
It has been an honour to have played a part in the success of the show which has been a Saturday evening staple in households across Ireland for almost three decades.’