WINNING STREAK ***NEW SERIES***

Winning Streak - Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy Image Name: Winning Streak - Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy Description: Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy Copyright: RTÉ
Winning Streak - Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan Image Name: Winning Streak - Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan Description: Winning Streak presented by Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan Copyright: RTÉ

A new season of Europe’s longest running TV Gameshow, the National Lottery’s Winning Streak Show, returns to RTÉ ONE on Saturday 30 August 2014, presented by popular TV Gameshow Hosts Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan.

Hundreds of thousands of people will tune in every Saturday evening to see what lucky Winning Streak contestants from all over the country will win. Players also have the opportunity to win €1 million on the Grand Prize Wheel.

‘We’re sure players all over Ireland will be delighted to see the return of one of the most popular TV gameshows of all time. This year, our prizes are bigger and better than ever, and we’re hoping for a winner of the top prize of €1,000,000 on the Winning Streak Wheel’, said Dermot Griffin, CEO, National Lottery.

Winning Streak has been running for 24 years, making it Europe’s longest running and most successful TV gameshow. Since it began in September 1990, the National Lottery has given away over €153 million in cash, cars and holidays to players from all over Ireland.  Last season over €5 million was won in prizes.

Winning Streak Scratch Cards are available in National Lottery agent stores nationwide, priced at €3. The top instant prize to be won on the Scratch Card is €50,000.  To enter for the Winning Streak TV Gameshow, players must reveal 3 stars on the Scratch Card and submit it to the National Lottery in a special 3 star envelope, available from all National Lottery Retail Sales Agents.

Five players will be drawn from all 3 star entries received to appear on the Winning Streak TV Gameshow each week and have the chance to win up to €1 million on the iconic Grand Prize Wheel.

In addition, the new Winning Streak Scratch Card offers players the chance to win a car worth €30,000 or a cash prize up to €20,000.  To enter, players must collect the letters C-A-R from the stub portion of the Winning Streak Scratch Card.  Each week a lucky winner is drawn to appear on the show and play Car or Cash for the chance to win a car worth €30,000 or a cash prize up to €20,000.

The new season of Winning Streak will run for 18 weeks until 27 December 2014. National Lottery good causes benefit from the sale of all National Lottery games, with one third of all sales (approx) going to fund Beneficiary projects around the country, as designated by Government.

To date the National Lottery has raised over €4.4 billion for good causes. This level of funding has made a significant difference to communities, projects and individuals in the areas of Youth, Sports, Recreation, Amenities, Health, Welfare, Arts, Culture, National Heritage and the Irish Language.

Wednesday 20 August 2014

For further information please contact: National Lottery Press Office @ 01 836 4444