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Ol­lie plans to treat his fam­ily

- Sports · Dublin · Leinster Rugby · Leinster · Newtownmountkennedy

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.

 ??  ?? Ol­lie Hughes of New­town­moun­tkennedy won €30,000 on Win­ning Streak.
Ol­lie Hughes of New­town­moun­tkennedy won €30,000 on Win­ning Streak.

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