National Lottery makes €1 Billion gaffe on website

Another National Lottery error
Another National Lottery error

The National Lottery website claimed that the jackpot in last night's draw was a mind-blowing €1,000,000,000 but the reality was slightly different.

After the draw for the winning numbers it appears a technical fault said that anyone with the magic six numbers had won a truly massive sum of cash.

"Congrats you just won €1 Billion Whoohoo Yippee," said the post, even though the actual jackpot, €2million, was displayed in the top right of the post.

A quick look at the other draws, Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 shows that they too had dummy text in the box reserved for details of the winners.

As you'll see below, 'test content' was used in the winning details boxes of those draws.

In fact there was no winner of the main Lotto jackpot, which will now roll over to Saturday.

The error was the latest glitch for the Lottery in recent months, the most serious of which led to a draw being cancelled in February after terminals stopped working across the country.