A Limerick carpenter with a passion for cycling will be among the five participants who will appear on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One this Saturday.
How Pat Walshe from Abbeyfeale ended up getting selected to appear on Winning Streak was the result of a streak of good luck starting with his wife Anne winning €55 on the Lotto three weeks ago. As she was collecting her winnings she bought three Winning Streak scratch cards and gave one to Pat, one to her son, Sean and kept one for herself. Sean won €10 on his and bought three more – again one for each. It was this lucky scratch card that got Pat his three stars, and his chance to appear on the show.
Pat (52) has been married to Anne for the past 28 years. They have two sons: Sean (27) and Paudie (25). He comes from a huge family boasting seven siblings, two brothers and five sisters.
A self-employed carpenter Pat and has been working for himself for the past 11 years but has more than 30 years of construction carpentry experience behind him.
In his spare time he loves cycling, whether it is alone or with Paudie and a friend of his. He particularly likes to get out for a few hours and cycle through the Black Valleys of Killarney, not too far from Abbeyfeale.
The next episode of Winning Streak, will be broadcast next Saturday evening (14th April) at 8:15pm on RTÉ One, where presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy will guide five players through the iconic show, which gives them the chance to win cash, cars and luxury holidays. One will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to spin the Grand Prize Wheel with a maximum prize of €500,000.
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