Pictured at the presentation of the winners cheques were from left to right: Marty Whelan Winning Streak co-host; Ronan Leech, The National Lottery; Pauline Blake, the winning recipient; Pauline;s brother Patrick who played on her behalf and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak Game Show co-host.
A truck driver from Termonfeckin who took his sister's place on last Saturday’s National Lottery Winning Streak TV gameshow has won her a massive €45,000.
Pat Blake stepped in to take the place of his sister Pauline after her name was called out to take part in the show.
Pauline (52) nominated her older brother, Patrick to play on her behalf and he certainly returned the faith shown in him by winning big on the show.
Pauline is a huge Winning Streak fan and she was watching the show live when her name was called out.
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Patrick (57) has been married to Toni for over 24 years and they have two children, George (22) who has recently emigrated to Canada and Sarah (15) who was in the Winning Streak audience on Saturday.
Patrick is a truck driver by trade but has recently set up his own driving school business in Termonfeckin. In his spare time, he has become an avid bee-keeper for the past four years.
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In addition to the chance to appear on the Winning Streak TV game show if you get three stars, players will also be in with a chance to win some great cash prizes up to €5,000.
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