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Castleknock gran to share Winning Streak cash with her family

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 1:00pm
Castleknock gran to share Winning Streak cash with her family

Pictured (from left) are Marty Whelan, Winning Streak co-host; Caroline Flynn, the winning player; Meabh Gleeson, National Lottery; Carmel Felle, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Reliable Stores, Roselawn Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown; and Nuala Carey, Winning Streak co-host. PHOTO: Mac Inne

Castleknock gran to share Winning Streak cash with her family

Pictured (from left) are Marty Whelan, Winning Streak co-host; Caroline Flynn, the winning player; Meabh Gleeson, National Lottery; Carmel Felle, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Reliable Stores, Roselawn Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown; and Nuala Carey, Winning Streak co-host. PHOTO: Mac Inne

A CASTLEKNOCK grandmother who won €16,000 when she appeared on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show earlier this month has revealed she is splitting the money evenly amongst her family.

Her TV appearance was very much a family affair for Caroline Flynn, who will share her €16,000 winnings with her husband, Vincent, their four children and 10 grandchildren.

Caroline has been married to Vincent for 53 years and they were having a treble celebration that week - Caroline’s Winning Streak cash, their wedding anniversary and Vincent’s birthday.

The couple have four children, Sharon, Susan, Alan and Adrienne, and 10 grandchildren. They were all there cheering her on from the RTE audience, apart from Caroline’s daughter, Susan, who watched Winning Streak on the RTÉ Player as she is living in Toronto with her children.

Caroline described her Winning Streak TV appearance as a “once in a lifetime opportunity” and joked that the prize money was irrelevant compared to the feeling of appearing on the show with Marty Whelan and Nuala Carey.

While Caroline is enjoying her retirement, she certainly keeps herself busy and volunteers at the Respect charity shop in Prussia Street. She is also very active with the Castleknock Irish Countrywomen Association (ICA) group where she has mastered the art of craft work, knitting and sewing!

Winning Streak will return to RTÉ One on Saturday, March 21.

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