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No winner of €12.5 million jackpot as rollover continues for two months

There has been no winner of the jackpot since November last year.

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THERE WAS NO winner of last night’s €12.5 million lottery jackpot.

The prize pot will now rollover to Saturday when it is expected to top more than €13 million.

The bumper sum comes off the back of more than two months of rollovers. The last time somebody scooped the top prize was 18 November last year.

Technical error 

Yesterday’s fault saw the National Lottery’s website and machines being taken out of service for around two hours with sales resuming at 12.45pm.

In February last year a technical problem caused the draw to be postponed for 24 hours, after machines stopped working.

A new system had been implemented in an effort to prevent this from happening again.

What happened?

In a statement last night, the National Lottery explained that the outages had been the result of Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS).

This type of cyberattack works by affecting communications connectivity across the network.

Last night’s numbers were 3, 6, 17, 23, 27 and 29 with the bonus ball being 5.

Read: Lotto machines and website crash as whopper jackpot heads for €12m

Also: Here are 21 lottery winners that blew it all

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