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National Lottery ticket terminals crash for the third time since beginning of February

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
National Lottery ticket terminals crash for the third time since beginning of February

National Lottery ticket terminals crashed for the third time since the beginning of February.

A spokeswoman for the National Lottery confirmed that a number of terminals across the network experienced technical issues for a period of about 40 minutes this afternoon.

She said the network crashed at 2.20pm but that all services had resumed by 3pm and any technical issues had been resolved.

The Lotto was last month forced to defer a weekly jackpot draw for the first time in its 28-year history when technical problems crashed ticket terminals across the country.

Up to 3,500 terminals, equating to 95 per cent of the network, went out of commission for several hours as a result of the incident on February 3.

The Lotto’s new private operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland(PLI), blamed the problems on a service outage at its telecoms provider Telefónica.