Dublin has proven to have all of the luck in Ireland when it comes to contestants winning money on Winning Streak.

Figures show that the county, which has featured 1,044 players, have bagged a total of €29,139,734.

The capital is followed by Co. Cork, who have has 573 players on the show, winning a combined €17,619,767, while 346 Galway Winning Streak players have taken €9,336,018 back west with them over the years.

€7,421,147 has been shared by 283 Donegal winners, while 266 Limerick players have walked away with a total of €7,956,136.

Kilkenny is the county that comes out on top of the highest average prize per player per county in Winning Streak history, with players winning an average of €34,530. 

Following the Marble City is Wicklow (€33,030); Cork (€30,750); Leitrim (€30,607) and Westmeath (€30,395).

The much-loved Saturday night game show, reaches a milestone this weekend as it rolls out the red carpet for its 1000th episode, and popular co-presenter Marty Whelan admits he is delighted the show is still as popular as ever.

Speaking to RTÉ about the success and longevity of the show, Marty said: "1,000 shows – it is such an impressive feat but it is a true testament to how the format of Winning Streak works.

"It is reality TV, before reality TV existed, and to get to know each of the five players every week while guiding them through the games and watching them win thousands of euro really is fascinating."

"It has been an honour to have played a part in the success of the show which has been a Saturday evening staple in households across Ireland for almost three decades."

Winning Streak host Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan

Sinead added:  "My favourite part of the show is getting to know each contestant over the week leading up to the show, first by having a conversation or two over the phone, and then meeting them in person.

"Even though the show is only on for one hour, in that hour I think that the viewers also get to know five players on screen and that is what makes the show so successful."

You can catch Marty and Sinead on tonight's Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

What a milestone!

Winning Streak's 1000th episode airs this Saturday at 8.25pm on RTÉ One.