Friday 23 February 2018

No winner of tonight's €12m jackpot as National Lottery reveal website and ticket machines were targeted by cyber-attack

Model Nadia Forde during the announcement that Wednesday's Lotto will be a €12m jackpot
Model Nadia Forde during the announcement that Wednesday's Lotto will be a €12m jackpot

There was no winner of tonight's Lottery jackpot of €12,545,065.

The numbers drawn this evening were 3, 6, 17, 23, 27, 29 and the Bonus number was 5.

There was one winner of the Match 5 and Bonus No who has won the handsome sum of €120,319.

There were 94 players who matched five numbers and they'll each win €768.

235 players who matched four and the bonus number each won €77.

The lack of a jackpot winners means that Saturday's jackpot is estimated to be around €15m.

Earlier today, The National Lottery website and ticket machines were temporarily taken down today by a cyber-attack.

The National Lottery confirmed today that machines nationwide - which were out of service for a number of hours - are currently back in operation.

It now appears that the stoppage was due to a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service).

"Indications are that this morning's technical issues were as a result of a DDOS attack affecting our communications networks," a statement from the Lottery said.

"The issues were resolved by the National Lottery's DDOS protection systems, limiting disruption and restoring all operations within two hours.

"This incident is still under investigation. However, we can confirm that at no point was the National Lottery gaming system or player data affected."

Tonight's jackpot is expected to reach €12m.

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