June 5, 2023

Lucky Kilkenny man to appear on Winning Streak for second time!

A VERY lucky Kilkenny man will make his second appearance on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show on RTÉ One this Saturday – 13 years after he won €25,000 on the show.

Dan Shanahan from Graignamanagh, Co Kilkenny was having a chat with his fellow residents in Gahan Nursing home in Graignamanagh last Saturday while Winning Streak was on in the background. Someone had turned the sound down, so Dan completely missed his name coming out.

It was only the next day when his nephew Michael called him to let him know the good news that he discovered that he had struck it lucky yet again.

Dan first appeared on the show on August 18, 2006. That time he took to the Winning Streak stage, alongside then presenter Derek Mooney, he won a cool €25,000. And Dan is hoping to go one better this time and spin the iconic Winning Streak Grand Prize Wheel.

Dan went on the show six years after his loving wife Helen passed away. The couple had been happily married since 1955 and had 45 wonderful years together, so Helen will be close to mind when Dan makes his second appearance on the TV game show this weekend.

Dan lives in a shared retirement living complex in Graignamanagh, where he has been for the past number of years. He is close to his four siblings who leave nearby, some of whom are coming along to cheer him on from the RTÉ audience as well as his nephew Michael and other members of family and friends.

With his winnings last time round, Dan treated himself to a new car. This time around he hasn’t made any plans, but says he’s looking forward to the show.

The Winning Streak National Lottery game show, co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy (pictured above), will be broadcast this Saturday evening at the earlier-than-usual time of 19:35 on RTÉ One. The games such as Play or Pay, Roll for Riches, WinFall and Electric Dream – where one player will win an electric car worth €25,000.

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