A Wicklow woman did her mother a good deed by playing for her on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One and winning her a hefty €37,000 in the process.
Angela Magee from Roundwood, Co. Wicklow stepped in when her mum’s name, Marie Ward, was pulled from the drum by show presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy to appear on last Saturdays show. While Marie preferred to watch from the studio audience she was proud of her daughter for bringing home the bacon!
Angela is a busy mum to three young boys and was chosen by Marie as she is the lucky one of the family, with a history of doing well in raffles. She has seven other siblings (two sisters – Helen, and Sinead; and five brothers – Denis, Edward Jnr, Peter, Brendan and Declan). Her parents, Marie and Edward, have been married for 50 years.
Angela has been married to Dan for the past nine years though the couple have been going out for 15 years. They have three boys Jack (7), Edward (6) and Daniel (4) who cheered her on from the audience. They were busy with their classmates at Moneystown National school in Bray during the week making ‘Good Luck’ signs for their mum.
During the day Angela works at Friends First insurance company in Cherrywood and is also studying for her compliance exams, having recently completed her QFA’s (Financial Advisor exams). She enjoys taking walks when she gets the rare chance to unwind!
A total of €185,000 was won on the game show this week. Winning Streak scratch cards offer a range of great instant cash prizes plus a 3-star prize, which gives players the opportunity to enter a draw to appear on the gameshow. Five players are selected to appear on the Winning Streak TV Gameshow and win up to €500,000 instantly on the Grand Prize Wheel.
Winning Streak scratch cards also offer players the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime luxury cruise for two worth €5,000. To enter the draw for the Luxury Cruise for two, entrants must collect the 3 letters S-E-A from the stub portion of their Winning Streak scratch card and send those into the National Lottery in the special grey stub envelope which are available from National Lottery retail sales agents. There winners for this week’s cruise is Michael Collins from Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
The Winning Streak TV Gameshow is based solely on chance and there is no skill involved. To enter, players must submit a 3-star ticket in one of the special 3-star envelopes, which are available from all National Lottery Retail Sales Agents. On the Thursday preceding the gameshow, one hundred 3-star entries are drawn randomly in a preliminary draw that takes place under strict security controls in National Lottery offices. From these 100 entries, the five players for the following show are drawn and their names are featured on the gameshow.