Louth’s Win­ning Streak play­ers scoop €4.8mil­lion

The Argus - - NEWS -

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.’

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