Oonagh thrilled about £150k game show win

Lucky lady: Oonagh McMullan enjoying the final of The Bank Job.
Lucky lady: Oonagh McMullan enjoying the final of The Bank Job.
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A NEWTOWNABBEY Council employee is still celebrating after winning more than £150,000 on a TV game show at the weekend.

Oonagh McMullan, a grants officer with the Carrickfergus, Antrim and Newtownabbey Peace III Partnership based at Mossley Mill, scooped £155,833 in the live final of the Channel 4 show The Bank Job.

TV viewers witnessed one of the biggest twists in British game show history on Saturday night (January 7) when the two Bank Job finalists squandered the opportunity to share over £450,000 between them.

In an amazing finish to the six-night series hosted by George Lamb, contestants Darragh Moran from Manchester and Londoner Michael McQueen, who had both won their shows earlier in the week before securing a place in the last round of the tension-packed finale, chose to hand each other a briefcase full of trash rather than cash. As a result, both missed out on the chance to take home a huge six figure sum of money.

The rules of the game meant the other three contestants who had failed to make the final round - Oonagh, Katrina Anderson from Derby and Wayne Coyners from Folkestone - shared the £467,500 prize fund.

Oonagh, who is originally from Cushendall but now lives in Mallusk, described her win as “unbelievable.”

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