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WATCH: Laois father spins the big wheel on RTE's Winning Streak

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan


Laois man Anthony Knowles got to spin the big wheel on RTE's Winning Streak on Saturday night. 

The popular TV show got off to a great start for him as he won the very first competition to take home a brand new car.

The father of three from Ballyroan won an electric Renault Zoe car worth €25,000 in the first ten minutes of the show on RTE One.

Anthony’s daughter Mary-Claire suffers from a rare but severe form of epilepsy which results in prolonged seizures. She captured the heart of the nation on a recent TV series ‘The Town’.

The Knowles family has to travel abroad for Mary-Claire's treatment so the appearance on Winning Streak has come at the right time.

Anthony went on to spin the big wheel on the show and won €24,000 bringing his total win to €57,000 including the value of the car.

There was great support and celebrations in Ballyroan for the well-known local family. Watch the video to see him spin the wheel.