Mary wins e74k on lotto show

ANOTHER Dundalk resident has joined the lucky club of recent winners on the National Lottery’s Winning Streak TV Gameshow.

ANOTHER Dundalk resident has joined the lucky club of recent winners on the National Lottery’s Winning Streak TV Gameshow.

Mary Lally Duffy from Belfry Gardens, Dundalk won e74,800 including a Nissan Qashqui on last Saturday’s (November 19) Winning Streak.

Pictured at the presentations of the winning cheques are from left: Marty Whelan, Gameshow host; Mary Lally Duffy, winning participant; Declan Harrington, Head of Finance at the National Lottery; and Geri Maye, Gameshow host.

Mary’s winning ticket was bought in Sloane’s, Avenue Road, Dundalk. The lucky woman is originally from Belmullet, Co Mayo but her family moved to Dundalk when she was six-years-old.

She is the middle of five children and has two brothers and two sisters. Mary has been married to Terry 14 years and has four stepchildren, three of whom were in the audience.

Mary works in the family business, Lally’s Electrical. They have three shops - one in Dundalk, one in Drogheda and one in Navan.

One of Mary’s brothers gave her Scratch Cards as a birthday present last April. She recently found them in a drawer when she was doing a spring clean and decided to send them in.

Mary was with her husband, Terry, and their friends when she learned she was going to appear on Winning Streak. The couple had invited friends over for dinner on the night her name was called out.

They had enjoyed their starter and Mary was just about to serve the main course when they heard the good news. Mary and the other players from Meath, Cork, Kildare and Mayo won prizes to the value of e242,000.

Mary was the biggest winner on the night. Winning Streak Scratch Cards offer players the chance to win instant prizes of up to e100,000.

Five players are selected each week to appear on the Winning Streak TV Gameshow and one lucky player has the chance to win up to e500,000 instantly on the Grand Prize Wheel.

The gameshow features all the favourite games from last season including Cash Cubes; Dare to Share and Wheel Reveal. Each week that there is no winner of e250,000 or above on the Grand Prize Wheel, the following week the lowest segment on the wheel will be replaced with an additional e250,000 segment. Each week, a player also comes to RTE studios to spin the Dream Maker Wheel.