A hotel host from Mayo went on Winning Streak last Saturday and won prizes totalling €40,000 on the National Lottery game show on RTÉ One.
Sheila Leneghan from Castlebar won €37,000 in cash and a holiday to Madeira in Portugal worth €3,000.
This was Sheila’s second appearance on a National Lottery game show as 11 years ago she sat in the audience as her niece Breege Salmon won a cool €36,000 on The Big Money Game. Breege made a comeback to the RTE studio and was cheering her aunt on from the audience.
Sheila works in the hospitality industry as a host at Hotel Westport, where she has worked since 1995. As well as many other things, she is a host for the over 50’s guests at the hotel and looks after entertaining and feeding guests, and everything in between.
Despite it being a busy role, she says she loves her job and there was a big contingent of colleagues in the audience cheering her on this weekend – as well as a bigger group who were watching from the hotel too.
Sheila has two sons, Patrick and Daniel, who were also in the audience cheering her on while her daughter, Shona watched on the RTÉ Player from her home in Harrow in London with her partner Lucas and Sheila’s granddaughter – four-year-old Aaliyah. Sheila also has two brothers John and Patrick, and three sisters – Helen, Nonie and Beatrice and said she will take her time to decide what to do with her winnings, which she will share with her family.