Tipperary student competes for chance to win €500,000

Anne O'Grady


Anne O'Grady

Winning Streak is back!!

Diarmuid Ryan has a chance to win as much as €500,000

A County Tipperary student will be among five show participants to compete to win cash, cars and luxury holidays when the first episode of the latest series of Winning Streak returns to living rooms all over Ireland this Saturday evening, with one getting the once-in-a-lifetime chance to spin the Grand Prize Wheel.

Among the five players chosen to participate in the first episode of this series is Diarmuid Ryan from Clonakenny Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.

Winning Streak returns this Saturday evening at 8:15pm on RTÉ One. Show presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy are back as Winning Streak celebrates its 29th series.

Diarmuid (19) lives at home in Roscrea with his parents John and Joan and is a former student of our Lady's Templemore Secondary School. He is the youngest of four siblings with two sisters and one brother. Diarmuid has recently started college, studying dairy business at University College Dublin (UCD). He hopes to work on the family farm when he finishes college.

Diarmuid has his sister, Mairead to thank for his appearance on Winning Streak. She gifted him the lucky Winning Streak ticket to celebrate his leaving cert results which he collected in August. Sensibly, Diarmuid plans to use his Winning Streak prize to pay for college while he also plans to treat his family with his winnings. He will be supported by a large group of family and friends who have hired a big bus to bring them all the way from Roscrea on Saturday evening.

The popular gameshow first appeared on our screens way back in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,840 people have taken part, winning in excess of €165 million in prizes. Almost €2.5 million alone was won in prizes on the past season of Winning Streak.

The new season will see the return of player’s favourite games including; Fantastic Five, High Low Share, Wheel Reveal and the Grand Prize Wheel, giving five lucky players on each show the opportunity to win prizes of cash, cars and holidays. And of course the show will also Feature the iconic spinning wheel giving a lucky player a chance to win up to €500,000.

In addition a lucky stub player will be drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000 on each week of the show.

To enter the draw for the Luxury Cruise for two, players 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, also available at National Lottery retail sales agents

The five lucky players that will go forward to play the first show of the new series of Winning Streak on Saturday 23rd September are: 

Diarmuid Ryan from Gortnagonna, Roscrea, Co Tipperary
Kevin Meade from Carrigaline, Co Cork
Zsuzanna Furey from Kilkeaskin, Carbury, Co Kildare
Liz Hadley from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Gabriel Atidoo, from Derrinturn, Co Kildare