THERE were double celebrations for one lucky Donegal family who won €40,000 on the Winning Streak TV gameshow on Saturday night, just four weeks after they welcomed a new baby into the world.
Louise Mills from Culdaff was feeding her four-week-old boy Jamie while watching Winning Streak on TV. She paused the show at the start for a few minutes then continued watching. Her phone rang and it was her mum, Eileen, who was frantic and screaming down the phone. Louise thought something was wrong and waited for Eileen to compose herself. Mum then told her daughter she was going to be on Winning Streak. Louise quickly hung up the phone and fast forwarded the show to the point where Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy were drawing the players for next week and heard her name be called out.
Louise has been married to Raymond for the past four years and the couple live in Culdaff. Louise is originally from Malin and the couple moved to Culdaff more than 10 years ago. Raymond, along with the couple’s eldest two boys and Louise’s parents Eileen and Gerard and her brother Damien joined her and other family friends in the RTÉ studio.
With her €40,000 cash windfall, Louise will get a seven-seater car as the new arrival to the family means they all no longer fit into the car at once