A Tipperary grandmother is to appear on Winning Streak, just four months after she won €40,000 on the same show.

Ann Skeffington who lives in Cashel, Co Tipperary, but is originally from Athy, Co Kildare, was watching the National Lottery's programme with her husband Jim when her name was called out by presenter Sinead Kennedy.

She said: "I had only sat down to watch the show as I forgot it was back that night (Winning Streak was on a two week scheduled break) and straight away an ad break started.

"When it came back on air Marty and Sinead were drawing the names from the drum. I said to Jim: 'I remember that chair' and I was pointing to the chair I sat in back in November.

"All of a sudden, Sinead Kennedy called out my name. 'What did she say?' I shouted at Jim.

"I couldn't believe my ears. I still can't believe it. It's such incredible luck and I'm really looking forward to my second run out on the show!"

A spokesperson for the National Lottery said that "getting on Winning Streak for a second time is a rarity, and there has even been one person who went on Winning Streak three times, but for most of this tiny cohort of lucky Winning Streak players there are years between their appearances.

"Ann Skeffington bucks this trend as she will celebrate her appearance on the show this weekend just four months after first appearing on the RTÉ One programme," the spokesperson said.

Due to Christmas and scheduled breaks, there have only been seven episodes since Ann last appeared in November.

Ann and Jim, who have been married 47 years, have three adult children Padraig, Seán and Siobhán and ten grandchildren aged between five and 22.

Ann said that she treated her family last Christmas, but has not decided what to do with most of her €40,000 winnings from November.

Winning Streak will be aired on RTÉ One this Saturday at 8.15pm.