AN Abbeydorney woman won a trip to New York and a Tuosist lady went home with €28,000 in prizes after RTE’s Winning Streak show on Saturday.
Eighty-eight-year-old Maureen O’Sullivan of the Tuosist Post Office near Kenmare was one of five contestants on the National Lottery Show.
Maureen had lots of support in the audience of Winning Streak this weekend as four of her five sons were there with their families along with her brother, Jerome.
She won €25000 in cash plus a holiday to Salzburg valued at €3,000.
Maureen inherited the job of Postmistress from her mother in law, Julia O’Sullivan in 1965 and now runs it with her daughter in law, also called Maureen.
Maureen is a widow, she has five sons, Steven, PJ, Eoin, Michael and Gerard ranging from their mid-sixties to early fifties. Maureen has 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren with a seventh on the way this weekend.
Maureen enjoys gardening and feeding the birds in her spare time. She plays bingo once a week and takes the community bus to Kenmare each week with friends and neighbours from the locality.
But luck also shone on an Abbeydorney woman on the night. Winning Streak Scratch Cards also offer players the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York City on Independence Day, July 4, and this week the lucky winner drawn to travel with their guest for a 4 day luxury trip to the Big Apple with €2,000 spending money was Mary Donovan from Abbeydorney.
The next Winning Streak show will see another Kerry contestant as the name of Nellie Foley from Killarney was read out on the night.