An Inishowen man has won a timely €21,000, just weeks after completing a major refurbishment of his new home, when he appeared on the Winning Streak National Lottery TV game show on Saturday.
Adrian Duffy from Gleneely, Co. Donegal moved into his renovated home just before Christmas and won €21,000 in cash from the popular RTÉ One show.
Five weeks ago, Adrian was sitting in the local pub enjoying a few drinks the night before his birthday (which was on December 8) when he got a call to say his name was drawn to appear on the next Winning Streak show, in January 2020. Call after call came through and he spent the rest of the evening celebrating his luck while replying to calls and text messages congratulating him. What a start to Christmas for the Donegal man.
Adrian was happy with having to wait five weeks for his Winning Streak appearance as he has just moved into his new refurbished home with his girlfriend Lisa. The couple, who have been together for more than five years, bought their first house in May, which needed a bit of work, so Adrian had been working away on it with every spare hour he had. The couple moved in just a couple of days before Christmas. It has been a busy time for Adrian, who works as a Bid Manager for Boyle Construction in Letterkenny, where he has worked for almost three years.
Lisa, his parents Eileen and Charlie and his sister Catriona cheered him on this weekend from the audience. They were joined by a number of Adrian’s friends and other members of the family.
In his spare time, Adrian loves sport and plays soccer for Gleneely Colts FC, where he plies his trade in centre midfield. He is also a keen golfer and plays off 6. His local club is Ballyliffin Golf Club in Donegal.
The Winning Streak National Lottery TV game show is co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy and features some perennial favourite games including Play or Pay, Roll for Riches, WinFall and Electric Dream – where one player will win an electric car worth €25,000.
As ever one of the lucky five players will get the chance to spin the wheel and win up to €500,000. An exciting element of the show is that one €100,000 segment will be added to the Grand Prize Wheel every show if less than that amount was won in the previous show, improving players chances to win a massive prize.