Longford woman’s TV breaks just before her name is called for Winning Streak TV show
A Moldovan woman now living in Longford is hoping to go on a Winning Streak this weekend as she will appear on the National Lottery TV gameshow, this Saturday, November 17 on RTÉ One.
As Silvia Jardan and her husband Vasile sat down to watch Winning Streak last Saturday night to see if their luck was in, tragedy struck the Longford Town household as their television broke down. Shortly afterwards, friends started calling the pair to tell them that they had been called out to appear on next week’s show.
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Disbelievingly, the pair had to wait until the Winning Streak programme was uploaded onto the RTÉ Player so that they could see it for themselves while looking at it on their phone.
Silvia has been married to Vasile for over four years having first met in their native Moldova before they moved to Ireland in 2013.
Silvia is a full time mother to her only daughter Vlada who is 2 ½ years old.
She is being supported in the audience this weekend with close friends from Dublin and Longford.
The couple do not have any plans for their Winning Streak winnings as of yet but one of the first purchases will be a new television so they can watch Winning Streak in comfort again!
The enhanced National Lottery game show, co-presented by Ireland’s ‘Greatest Show Duo’ Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy, will feature some perennial favorite games as well but also brand new games including 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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As ever one of the lucky five players will get the chance to spin the wheel and win up to €500,000. But this series a €100,000 segment will be added to the iconic Grand Prize Wheel every show if less than that was won in the previous show, improving players chances to win a massive prize. Winning Streak will air on RTÉ One at 8.15pm on Saturday, November 17.
A brand new-look Winning Streak scratch card is available in the 5,900 National Lottery retailers all over the country, where as well as the chance to appear on the Winning Streak TV game show if you get three stars, players will also be in with a chance to win some great cash prizes up to €5,000. The odds for those who purchase a Winning Streak to win is 1 in 1.76 to win a cash or three star prize. Players can also send their scratch card stubs into the National Lottery where each week, on the show, a player will be drawn as the winner of a Luxury Cruise for two valued at €5,000.
The popular gameshow first appeared on our screens in September 1990 and since then a massive 5,975 people have taken part, winning in excess of €170 million in prizes. Almost €5 million was won last season. Winning Streak is the second longest running game show in Europe.
The other Winning Streak players next Saturday, November 17 are:
Martin Walsh – Carrick On-Suir, Co Tipperary.
Christopher Chambers – Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
Ann Marie Doyle – Limerick City.
Esther Boyle – Hospital, Co Limerick.