Two Kildare women win big on Winning Streak

Pair won €97,000 between them

Conor McHugh

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Two Kildare women win big on Winning Streak

Sandra McNamee from Robertstown with her chheque

Two Kildare women appeared on the Winning Streak National Lottery show last Saturday evening and won €97,000 between them.

The pair were Sandra McNamee from Robertstown and  Lucia O’Keeffe from Leixlip.

Sandra is heavily involved in the community, being the local soccer club’s treasurer, and has been absolutely overwhelmed with the support from her neighbours and friends.

For her, she was living the dream of her late grandmother, her beloved nanny Síle McNamee, whose lifelong dream was to go on Winning Streak.

Sile passed away nine years ago and is sorely missed by Sandra and the rest of the family and she done her grandmother proud on the show by winning €65,000, which included a luxury holiday to Iceland.

Lucia O’Keeffe from Leixlip, pictured with Marty Whelan, Lucia O’Keeffe, Orla Roche, Head of I Lottery at the National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak.

Sandra was accompanied by her parents Brigid and John as well as her only other sibling – her brother Adrian.

Sandra says her family is her life and she enjoyed sharing this experience with them.

Lucia O’Keeffe from Leixlip walked away with a handsome €32,000. Getting the opportunity to go on Winning Streak really is the “cherry on top of the cake” for Lucia who has just recently returned from holiday in Tenerife with her husband Tom.

The pair were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary on October 1.

In fact, the Winning Streak scratch card that was pulled from the drum was one that Tom bought Lucia for their anniversary!

She admits that the couple ended up getting the other Winning Streak scratch cards for their respective anniversary cards!

Lucia is a ward secretary In Dublin’s St. Vincent’s Hospital, where she has worked for almost 12 years.

She and Tom have two adult children, Maria and Thomas Jnr.

In her spare time there is nothing Lucia loves more than gardening. She loves the fresh air and tending to plants and even just weeding her own garden. With her winnings from the show, Lucia is going to put them towards insulating her house.