Lena McTigue from Ballina has won €95,600, including an Opel Insignia car, on Saturday’s National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE.
Lena bought the lucky ticket in Centra Foodmarket, Main Street, Balla.
Lena, originally from Ballintubber, is a housewife and does some farming. Her husband Martin passed away seven years ago. She has a daughter, Mary, and a son, Martin.
Lena was at a wedding in Achill and went looking for a pub to watch Winning Streak. When she saw her name called out to appear on the show, she was not shocked and felt as cool as could be. Lena said that she felt like something urged her to buy the Scratch Card – and she sprinkled Knock holy water on it for luck!
Pictured above: At the presentation of winning cheques were from left: Marty Whelan, game show co-host; Lena McTigue the winning player; Declan Harrington, Head of Finance, The National Lottery; Danny Roche, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Centra Foodmarket, Main Street, Balla, Castlebar, Co Mayo and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak co-host. Photo: Mac Innes Photography