A Westmeath mum has promised to purchase a new tractor for her family farm after spinning the wheel to win €57,000 on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTÉ One.
Streamstown native, Patty McHugh Dolan is married to Declan, a cattle farmer, and said that a new Massey Ferguson tractor will be top priority with her winnings from the weekend.
The lucky Westmeath woman was the biggest winner on the night and her €57,000 prize included €27,000 she won spinning the iconic Winning Streak wheel with gameshow hosts, Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy.
Patty received a call from her brother-in-law to say her name had been selected to appear on the show and her phone was inundated with well wishing callers prior to her appearance on the perennially popular game show.
Married to Declan for 28 years, the couple have five children, Jamie, Jason, John, Caitlin and Lisa. All were part of the supporting cast in the studio audience, apart from John, who is currently living in Sydney.
In her spare time, Patty enjoys social dancing with a local group in Cumberstown in Westmeath, with the emphasis on participation and the social element rather than performance and involves a wide range of dances.
She now has ample time to browse the tractor dealerships as a new agriculture vehicle looks certain to work the Dolan farm in the very near future!
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to good causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts and heritage. In total, more than €5.4 billion has been raised for good causes since the National Lottery was established 31 years ago. In 2018 alone, the National Lottery raised over €227 million for such good causes.