Irish Lottery Draw Postponed Due to Technical Problems

Irish Lottery Draw Postponed Due to Technical Problems

Wednesday’s Irish Lotto draw, which was due to offer a jackpot of €10 million, has been postponed after being hit by technical issues. Problems first arose with telecommunications yesterday morning, with a service outage affecting businesses using Telefonica’s 3G infrastructure in the Republic and across Europe, according to Irish Lottery bosses.

Over 3,500 authorised lottery retailers across Ireland witnessed problems just after 9am on Wednesday and could not dispense tickets for the big money draw. With systems fixed, Irish Lotto will now take place tonight and any tickets already purchased will remain valid for the chance to scoop an eight-figure windfall.

This is the first time in the game’s 28 year history that a draw has had to be deferred and players took to social media last night to vent their frustration at the postponement.

The last time all six main Irish Lotto numbers were matched was Saturday 13th December 2014, meaning that the jackpot hit €10 million this week for the first time since a single ticket holder picked up €12.1 million on Wednesday 4th June 2014. For your chance to grab that massive total, you can buy tickets today from the newly-fixed network at any authorised retailer across Ireland or online at the Tickets section. Good luck!

5th February 2015