Ollie plans to treat his family
WICKLOW man Ollie Hughes was among the big winners as the 2019/2020 season of the Winning Streak game show was concluded at RTÉ studios in Dublin on Wednesday.
Ten players took part in two separate game shows which paid out a total of €401,000 in cash prizes. Ollie, from Newtownmountkennedy, helped himself to a tidy-sum of €30,000 in prize money.
Five of the selected players were originally due to appear on the Winning Streak TV Game show back in March but this was later postponed following government restrictions due to Covid-19.
When word came through to Ollie that he was going to be on the final Winning Streak show of the season he was a little bit dubious. He called his wife, Fiona, who was in agreement that this was a prank.
After a bit of cajoling, he finally realised that this was no joke and that the Winning Streak scratch card he sent into the National Lottery many months ago, which was long forgotten about, had come up trumps for him.
Ollie and Fiona, are almost 40 years married and the couple have two daughters: Nicola and Donna. Ollie is also a proud granddad to three grandsons: Billy, Charlie and Bear.
Another 40 year anniversary on the horizon for Ollie is his work anniversary as he will soon be 40 years working as a network technician for the ESB.
In his spare time Ollie loves a round of golf and is a member of Druids Heath golf club, a club which is, according to himself, almost in his back garden. H
He is also a big Leinster Rugby fan and was often at the RDS at home games and has travelled abroad to watch Leinster in European Cup finals.
After much consideration over what to do with his winnings. Ollie has decided he will treat his family and also hopes to upgrade his car.