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The National Lottery announce that this season’s Winning Streak game is to be suspended

Posted on: 20 Mar 2020

In light of the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), operator of the National Lottery, and RTÉ have taken the decision to suspend the Winning Streak TV Gameshow with immediate effect. This agreement was reached following consultation with and approval of the Regulator of the National Lottery.  

In particular, this Saturday’s TV gameshow has now been postponed and participants who were due to take part have been notified. They will be invited to appear in a rescheduled show which will take place when all restrictions are lifted.

As a result of the suspension, the National Lottery will be withdrawing all Winning Streak scratch cards from sale at our 5,700 retail partners nationwide. The National Lottery has also confirmed that it will honour all of the valid Winning Streak scratch card three-star entries sold to date by way of an additional draw to appear on an additional episode of Winning Streak which will take place once the show is back on air.

The National Lottery also confirmed that the final date for players to claim instant cash prizes on the Winning Streak scratch card is the original date of Monday 10th August 2020, which  remains unaffected by the postponement of the TV gameshow.

Speaking about the announcement, a spokesperson for Premier Lotteries Ireland said: “Our priority is always the safety of our employees and our players and following consultation with our broadcast partner, RTÉ and the Regulator of the National Lottery, we have decided in the best interests of public health to suspend the Winning Streak TV game show until further notice.” 

Premier Lotteries Ireland will continue to monitor the situation closely and looks forward to bringing Winning Streak back to TV screens as soon as it is safe for us to do so.