National Lottery Website Crashes Ahead of Mega Jackpot

Friday night’s Mega Jackpot was a planned superdraw, off the back of a big rollover and that meant interest in the draw was high! UK players were expecting a top prize of around £105,000,000 but hundreds of players were left disappointed after the National Lottery crashed!

On Friday evening in the run up to the draw, many players logged on to buy tickets online and many were left disappointed as they were greeted with an error message after the lottery website crashed under demand.

Independent lottery website monitor Down Detector received a surge of requests for the UK National Lottery website, confirming that some players were having problems accessing the site. Many were greeted with the message “Sorry about that – we’ll get you back in the game as soon as possible.” And took to Twitter to report the issues.

The National Lottery’s official Twitter account took to the site to apologise and tweet that they were aware that some players were having problems and were trying to resolve the issues as a matter of emergency.

While this isn’t uncommon before a big draw, it is worth noting especially as the Mega Jackpot did not find a winner on Friday night. That means it’s a rollover, and an even bigger jackpot for Tuesday, that could mean further problems with the National Lottery website.

Many of the problems appear just before ticket purchasing closes as players rush to buy tickets, so we’d recommend buying yours in plenty of time so you’re not left disappointed!

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