CORK LOTTO WIN: €42,000 fortune for Cork geologist

7 January 2019
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

Luke Holland from Bandon, Co. Cork has won €42,000 on last Saturdays (5th January 2019) National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winners cheques were from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Luke Holland the winning player; Brett Cross, Head of Technology, The National Lottery and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from Twlight News, Patrick Street, Cork, Co. Cork. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

A geologist from Co. Cork has got his New Year off to a great start by unearthing a €42,000 fortune on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show last Saturday (5th January 2019)!

Luke Holland, (24) from Bandon, was in a pub in Cork city catching up with friends last month when a call came through to say his name had been selected to appear on Winning Streak. Luke wasn’t buying this initially, but his phone lit up for about half an hour after so he finally believed the good news.

Luke, who graduated with a degree in geology from UCD in 2017, lives in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, where he works in mineral exploration for Group Eleven Resources. There has been great excitement in Bandon at Luke’s Winning Streak appearance all over the Christmas period with family and friends planning their Dublin to cheer him on. They included his mum and dad Collette and Sean, his two brothers Simon and Adam and girlfriend Patricia and many more.

Luke is a massive rugby fan and used to play for his local side, Bandon RFC. He gave up playing when he moved to Westmeath for work. He is an avid supporter of Munster rugby

The National Lottery game show, co-presented by Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy, features some perennial favorite games as well but also brand new games including Play or Pay, Roll for Riches, WinFall and Electric Dream – where one player will win an electric car worth €25,000.

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