Ten Winning Streak players share €401,000 in prizes as season concludes with two final shows

Winning Streak Joan Beatty, Audrey Rainey, Marty Whelan

The 2019/20 season of the Winning Streak game show was concluded at RTÉ studios in Dublin on Wednesday (16th September) as ten players took part in two separate game shows which paid out a total of €401,000 in cash prizes.

The Winning Streak National Lottery 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 is guaranteed to win an electric car worth €25,000.

Among the big winners of the two shows were Joan Beatty from Clogher in Co. Tyrone and Margaret Cafferkey who was playing on behalf of her brother, Denny Hawe from Mallow in Co. Cork. Both players got to spin the iconic Winning Streak wheel in their corresponding shows to bag €56,000 and €61,000 respectively.

Five of the selected players were originally due to appear on the Winning Streak TV Game show on Saturday 21st March but this was later postponed following government restrictions due to Covid-19. An additional five players from Cork, Dublin (2), Louth & Meath were later selected from a catch-all draw which recently took place at National Lottery HQ in Dublin.

Attendance at the two Winning Streak game shows was in strict adherence to Government guidelines and attendees only included players and the requisite National Lottery and KPMG personnel. Each participating player had the opportunity to play the full suite of Winning Streak games with the same prizes on offer, whilst at all times ensuring all social distancing and health and safety guidelines were followed. The National Lottery has confirmed that this event will not be broadcast on RTÉ television.

Last August, the National Lottery and RTÉ announced that Winning Streak will not be returning this Autumn due to ongoing restrictions related to Covid-19.


Winning Streak Game show results – Wednesday 16th September 2020

Show 1


Prize Won

Damien Cassidy, Prosperous, Co. Kildare


Caroline O’Callaghan, Glenville, Co. Cork (played as proxy for Patricia Barry)


Joan Beatty, Clogher, Co. Tyrone


Anne Fahy, Cashel, Co. Tipperary


Geraldine Walsh, Connemara, Co. Galway

€37,000 (Prize includes an electric car worth €25,000)

Show 2


Prize Won

Gemma Mulligan, Summerhill, Co. Meath


Margaret Cafferkey, Mallow, Co. Cork (Played as proxy for Denny Hawe)

(Prize includes an electric car worth €25,000)

Teresa Kelly, Dublin 12. (Played as proxy for Anne Duggan)

(Prize includes holiday to the value €3,000)

Ollie Hughes, Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow


Hannah Lynch, Drogheda, Co. Louth