We always love to see Laois people on TV – and back in January 2019, Jackie Doheny stole the show!
There were great scenes on RTE tonight as a well-known Laois man won big on Winning Streak, spinning the wheel, winning a car and taking home a grand total of €59,000.
Jackie Doheny from Mountrath took his place alongside four other players on tonight’s Winning Streak.
Jackie is now retired but previously worked as a foreman for Mountrath Sawmills for 44 years before Sheeran’s took over the mill in the village.
He is married to Magareth (Peg) and there was a huge Laois contingent in the studio in RTE for the show this evening.
Jackie made a truly stunning start to the show as he scooped a car worth €25,000 on the first game.
Speaking to Sinead Kennedy after his key unlocked the doors, he spoke about his love for his wife Peg (Margaret) and his family
Jackie said: “Peg is the love of my life. We are married 57 years this June.
“I have 14 children, 28 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.”
Jackie and his family have had a very hard time recently as his son John passed away in Birmingham before Christmas.
Jackie said: “I buried my son. It was a hard Christmas.
“Three neighbours died in Fr Conor Crescent too and I wish their families all the best.”
In the Hi-Lo-Share show, he guessed right to help the team win €60,000 – bagging €12,500 for himself.
But the best was yet to come for Jackie as he revealed three stars and got to spin the wheel.
He went on to win €22,000 there taking his grand total to €59,000.
Since the latest series of Winning Streak began, four other Laois people have appeared on the show.
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.
While the most recent Laois participant was Mountmellick’s Jimmy O’Neill at the end of November who won €33,000.