Irish Lottery Draw Postponed After Service Outage

The Irish Lotto draw was postponed last night for the first time in the game’s 28 year history after a technical glitch stopped terminals in shops dispensing tickets. The jackpot of €10 million will now be available to play for this evening, with all tickets purchased for the original draw remaining valid.

Irish Lottery Draw Postponed After Service Outage

Irish Lottery bosses blamed a service outage in Telefonica’s 3G infrastructure, which hit the network of 3,500 authorised retailers just after 9am on Wednesday. Other businesses in Ireland and across Europe were also reportedly affected by the telecommunications issues which caused the Irish Lotto’s deferment.

The last time anyone banked the Irish Lotto jackpot was Wednesday 10th December 2014, when one player matched all six main numbers to scoop €2.8 million. It has rolled over ever since and now stands at its highest amount since Wednesday 4th June 2014, when a single player claimed a sweet €12.1 million. To find out more about the recent draws, including the winning numbers and a prize breakdown, visit the Irish Lotto Results section of

For your chance to grab a €10 million windfall, you can visit any authorised retailer across Ireland, where terminals are now back to work in anticipation of this evening’s massive draw, or you can buy Irish Lotto tickets online.

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