The new series of Winning Streak is only three weeks old but already we have a Laois person set to appear.
Portarlington native Mary O’Neill will become the first Laois person to take part when she takes to the RTE studios next weekend.
Mary, from St Brigid’s Square, was pulled out of the drum by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy and we hope she will spark another run of Laois people appearing on the RTE One gameshow.
Last year, seven different Laois people battled it out to spin the big wheel.
Back in September 2018, retired Portlaoise tailor Vincent Keegan won a tidy €27,000.
While at the start of November, there were emotional scenes as Anthony Knowles took home €57,000 after winning a car on the show.
Later that month, Mountmellick’s Jimmy O’Neill went on and won €33,000.
Then in January of this year, Mountrath family man Jackie Doheny came away with €59,000.
While then our next participant came on February 16 when Mountmellick mam Jane Delaney won €36,000.
And finally in March, nurse Kathleen Purcell walked away with €30,000.
As ever one of the lucky five players will get the chance to spin the wheel and win up to €500,000.
But in 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.
Best of luck Mary!