Edenderry man has aunt to thank as he prepares for appearance on RTE's Winning Streak
An Edenderry-born software engineer has his aunt to thank for his appearance on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One this Saturday night, April 7.
Danny Walsh (34), originally from Edenderry but living in Dublin for the past three years, revealed his aunt Patricia bought him two Winning Streak cards which both had the magic three stars.
He filled out one card and asked his mother Marian to fill in the other and to post them both to the National Lottery for him as he had to catch a bus back to Dublin.
Danny discovered he had been selected to appear on the show after getting a text message from a family friend. Initially he thought it was a joke as his family knew his mum had posted the scratch cards, but many calls later he realised it was no wind up.
His mum, Marian and dad, Andy are both looking forward to supporting him in Dublin on Saturday, along with his only sister Joanna. They will be joined by other members of his family and friends including his aunt, Patricia.
In his spare time Danny loves socialising, spending time with friends and visiting the gym. He has no plans yet what he will do with his winnings, and says he will take a few weeks to decide.
The next episode of Winning Streak, will be broadcast next Saturday evening, April 7, at 8:15pm on RTÉ One, where presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy will guide Danny and his four fellow players through the iconic show, which gives them the chance to win cash, cars and luxury holidays.
One will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to spin the Grand Prize Wheel with a maximum prize of €500,000.