Kerry Man Wins €33,000 On ‘Winning Streak’ TV Show

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Ger Somers from Rathmore won €31,000 on Winning Streak. Pictured here at the presentation of the winners cheques were from left to right: Marty Whelan, Winning Streak co-host; Jim O’Connor, The National Lottery: Ger Somers the winning recipient and Sinead Kennedy, Gameshow host. Pic. Mac Innes Photography

A MOTORSPORT loving Kerry man successfully navigated his way through the National Lottery TV game show Winning Streak last Saturday and won a cool €33,000 on the RTÉ One show.

Ger Somers from Rathmore was delighted with his €33,000 haul, but was in a rush to leave after the show as he wanted to catch the Kerry v Dublin Gaelic football game on TV!

Ger spoke of how he was at a neighbour’s birthday celebration last Saturday evening. The last thing he expected was to be centre of attention. He had only arrived with his partner Jean, when a call came through to him informing him that his name had been selected to appear on Winning Streak the following week.

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He went to the living room and turned on the show to see if this was true. All the while word spread throughout the party and once he was sure it was his name, he unwittingly stole his neighbour’s thunder.

Ger has been overwhelmed by the good wishes and positive messages he has received from his friends and neighbours in Rathmore the whole town was glued to RTE One last Saturday evening.

Ger has his mother Sile to thank for his upcoming Winning Streak appearance as she gifted him the scratch card in his Christmas card.  She was in the audience in RTE last weekend cheering him along with his partner Jean, his son Colin and other members of the Kerry family.

Ger has been with Jean for more than 24 years and he has one son, Colin (11) who was buzzing with excitement to support his dad at Winning Streak. He has been busy making banners in school last week for the studio audience. Ger’s brother and sister, Ciaran and Catherine were also in attendance.

Ger is self-employed and works as a machine operator in the local county council water services department. In his spare time Ger is a big rally driving and motorsport fan and frequently is a navigator (gives directions to rally driver from passenger seat) for rally drivers.

Last weekend he was supposed to take part in a rally in Co. Donegal but had to cancel to be on Winning Streak. He is also a big gaelic football fan and he and his supporters rushed back to their hotel after the show watch Kerry seal a last-gasp draw with Dublin this Saturday.

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