Kildare mum plans home improvements and trip to US with Winning Streak fortune


Leader Reporter


Leader Reporter


Kildare mum plans home improvements and trip to US with Winning Streak money

Melissa Kearney, from Castledermot is presented with her cheque

A Kildare mum went on a €30,000 Winning Streak of her own when she appeared on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show on RTÉ One last Saturday, May 11.

Mum-of-two, Melissa Kearney, from Castledermot, was delighted with her winnings from the show.

She spoke of how, two weeks ago, she was watching the Winning Streak TV gameshow in her home and whilst distracted by her children, she thought she heard her name mentioned on the TV when presenters, Marty and Sinead were calling out participants for the next episode. It wasn’t until her husband Shane burst into the sitting room to deliver the news that her name was definitely called to appear on that show that she could celebrate properly.

Born to parents, Christine and Declan, Melissa has one brother, Brian who lives in San Francisco following a successful soccer scholarship. Melissa’s mother, Christine unfortunately missed out on the show because she is visiting Brian in the US. The pair however tuned in on the RTÉ Player.

Melissa was supported in the Winning Streak audience by her husband Shane who she has been married to for eight years next June. They have two children together, Oran (4) and Luan (10 months) who cheered on their mum from home with relatives.

Since her name was pulled out to appear on the TV gameshow, Melissa was absolutely inundated with well-wishers from friends, neighbours and colleagues at Dennisons Trailer company in Naas where she has worked for the past 14 years.

Spending plans are already underway for her prize money on Saturday night with home improvements and a family holiday to see her brother, Brian in San Francisco top of the list.

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