Two farmers - who both recently underwent hip replacement operations - shared €75,000 between them when they appeared on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show game.
Chris Tansey from Swinford in Co.Mayo and Tommy Durr from Ballinagard in Co. Roscommon won the top two amounts on the show, with Chris scooping €42,000 after spinning the wheel; and Tommy taking home €33,000.
Coincidentally, both men rear suck calves and both received their lucky Winning Streak scratch cards as gifts when they were discharged from hospital.
Chris is feeling spritely despite undergoing surgery to replace a hip in December. He revealed his daughter Corrina gave him a gift of the lucky Winning streak scratch card which has landed him an appearance on the popular game show when he came out of hospital after his operation.
The Mayo man was watching the show with his wife Irene and granddaughter Shauna when his name came out a fortnight ago.
Married for 43 years, Chris has four adult children - Damien, Adrian, Nicola and Corrina and twelve grandchildren.
He has no plans for his winnings yet and will wait for the dust to settle on his Winning Streak appearance before he begins thinking of how to spend his windfall!
Meanwhile, Tommy revealed he has never bought a scratch card in his life - but was gifted a Winning Streak scratch card from a family friend after his release from hospital following surgery after he had a hip replacement seven weeks ago.
He had just returned home from Mass and had made a cup of tea when he tuned into Winning Streak two weeks ago. Despite never buying a scratch card, he is still a fan of the show and watches religiously.
Tommy - a calf farmer - is Dad to five children - Padraig, Hughie, PJ, Rosemary and Suzanne - and granddad to fifteen grandchildren.
He is looking forward to getting back to work; he enjoyed his recovery time in Fearna Manor nursing home in Roscommon.
With his winnings, Tommy will look after his family and wants to take a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina later in the year with a group from his parish.
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