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Lucky Letterkenny woman scoops €20,000 on TV gameshow

Mary Foley from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal won €20,000, including a city break at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event held at National Lottery offices in Dublin on Saturday 23rd August 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, Money Spinner Host; Mary Foley, the winning player and Gerry O’Donoghue, The National Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in Reidy’s Centra, Coyrig, Foynes, Co. Limerick. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Mary Foley from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal won €20,000, including a city break at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event held at National Lottery offices in Dublin on Saturday 23rd August 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, Money Spinner Host; Mary Foley, the winning player and Gerry O’Donoghue, The National Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in Reidy’s Centra, Coyrig, Foynes, Co. Limerick.
Pic: Mac Innes Photography

LUCKY Letterkenny woman, Mary Foley came home with a total prize worth €20,000 after she took part in the final of the popular TV Money Spinner programme last Saturday.

The National Lottery’s final Money Spinner event was presented by Brian Ormond and took place at National Lottery Headquarters in Dublin. Mary joined four other players from Dublin, Offaly and Kerry who won prizes to the value of €135,000.The biggest winner on the day was Des Murphy from Co. Offaly who won prizes to the value of €51,500.

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Mary won prizes totalling €20,000 invlding a city break valued at €5,000. Following her success on the gameshow, Mary said she has no plans as to how she will spend her winnings but said her family will be number one. She is married to Noel. They have four children – Ronan, Tracey, Barry and Simon, and four grandchildren – Jason (9), Aisling (5), Amy (2 in November), and Abby (1). Mary retired two years ago from the AIB in Letterkenny.

Mary and Noel like walking and have done the Camino in Spain over the past few years. She also plays golf. Mary bought her lucky scratch card while on holiday in Foynes County Limerick, where she’s originally from and was gobsmacked when she got the call from the National Lottery to say she was on the show.

A new season of Europe’s longest running TV Gameshow, the National Lottery’s Winning Streak Show, returns to RTÉ ONE next Saturday 30 August 2014, presented by popular TV Gameshow Hosts Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan.

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