Retired Limerick postman delivers the goods on Winning Streak

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Patrick Comer from Arade, Co. Limerick has won €48,000 including a holiday to Venice on last Saturdays (20th October 2018) National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winners cheques were from left to right: Sinead Kennedy Winning Streak game show co-host; Patrick Comer the winning player: Mari Hurley, Chief Financial Officer at the National Lottery and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from An Post, Crescent Shopping Centre. Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.

A retired Limerick postman delivered the goods last Saturday on the National Lottery TV game show Winning Streak as he won a cool €48,000 on the RTE One programme.

It was a whirlwind week for retired postman, Patrick Comer from Adare in Co. Limerick who has been taken aback by the good wishes from his neighbours and friends in the town.

Patrick is father to Leah and Kara and has been married to wife Mary for the past 22 years, all of whom were in the audience cheering him on on Saturday. Patrick retired from An Post three years ago with 37 years of service under his belt, having worked in Limerick throughout his career so obviously, he is well known throughout Adare.

He was nicknamed “the Yank” amongst his An Post friends and co-workers for years having being born in Ireland, he grew up in Connecticut in the United States where he lived for 16 years. He never lost the American twang in his accent and it was something he got friendly slagging for over the years. These days he claims to also use his accent to the annoyance of his daughters!

Patrick loves to travel, enjoys watching movies and gardening and is also enjoying the extra time afforded to him by retirement. One place that he is going to visit with his Winning Streak winnings, is Connecticut where he can finally show his family the place where he grew up.

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