Lotto’s website and app experienced “technical difficulties” ahead of tonight’s €19 million grand prize draw.
The highly anticipated record-breaking prize draw appears to have sent the Irish public into lotto fever, as chiefs struggled to deal with the demand for tickets this evening.
The National Lottery tweeted: “Due to the high volume of traffic, we are experiencing some technical difficulties with our website and app.
“Our technical teams are currently working to correct the issue. Thank you for your patience while trying to resolve the issue.”
They previously added, “It is still possible to purchase tickets for tonight’s #lotto raffle at the store before 7.45pm.”
The biggest prize ever Lotto in the game’s history was raised for grabs tonight – and officials had urged fans to get their tickets early to avoid the rush.
The grand prize is 19,060,800 euros. It’s been flipping since June, and one raffle winner will become the biggest prize winner ever.
Since the jackpot is now set, this means that no additional money will be added to the jackpot until it has been won.
The money that normally goes to the grand prize will now be distributed to the next lowest prize category where there are winners.
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