Birthday bonanza for Brenda

April 24, 2012

Crossmaglen woman, Brenda Rushe, scooped a massive birthday win of 44,400 euro last Saturday on the hit RTE gameshow, Winning Streak. The mother of two, who has five grandchildren, was treated to a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday sung by host Marty Whelan and the audience members, including several of Brenda’s family and friends, before choosing lucky number five in the opening round to win a brand new car worth 20,000 euro!

With one fantastic birthday present in the bag, her luck continued in the ‘Dare to Share’ round where she won a further 24,400 euro.  In fact, both Brenda and Newry competitor, Annemarie Fitzmaurice, were the biggest winners of the ‘Dare to Share’ round, scooping an unbelievable 75,000 euro between them, which was shared among all five contestants.

Nurse, Annemarie, won a total of 51,900 euros and both ladies narrowly missed out on “spinning the wheel” for a big money prize. That opportunity went instead to Fermanagh contestant, Laura, whose spin brought her total winnings to 104,000 euro.

In a night which saw the hugely popular game show hand over total winnings of over 290,000 euro, our local ladies had managed to win over 95,000 euro between them and a further 45,000 for their fellow players!

Brenda’s 2012 birthday certainly proved to be one which she will remember for years to come!