Hip, hip…hurray!




Tommy wins €33,000


A Roscommon farmer won €33,000 on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One last Saturday – just seven weeks after having a hip replacement operation!

  Tommy Durr, from Ballinagard, Roscommon, never bought a scratch card in his life, but was gifted his lucky Winning Streak scratch card from a family friend after his release from hospital following his hip surgery.

  Tommy had just returned home from Mass and had made a cup of tea when he tuned into Winning Streak two weeks ago to see his name being called out to appear on the show.

  Tommy’s five children – Padraig, Hughie, PJ, Rosemary and Suzanne – and eleven of his fifteen grandchildren were in RTE to cheer him on in the Winning Streak studio last Saturday. He is delighted with the support he has received from his family, neighbours and friends.

  Tommy is looking forward to getting back to work on the farm. He enjoyed his recovery time in Fearna Manor Nursing Home and is so thankful to the staff there who helped with his recuperation.

  With his winnings, Tommy will “look after his family” and also wants to take a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina later in the year with a group from his parish.