Irish lottery site and ticket machines hit by DDoS attack
Customers trying to buy tickets for the 12 million (US$13 million) Ireland Lotto draw found themselves unable to do so for nearly two hours.
The jackpot was the largest in 18 months.
Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), the Lottery's operator, has said the incident is under investigation.
During a DDoS attack, a website or online service's capacity to handle internet traffic is overloaded usually by automated programs set to flood the site with requests.
The attack began at 11:21 GMT on ...
Jan 21, 2016, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
What do Disneyland, an indoor slide, and a popcorn maker have in common?
Answer: They're all items that a family from Ireland want to purchase after winning the lottery.
A couple with a young family from Dublin, Ireland, have won a Lotto jackpot prize of 7,384,790 (US$8.4 million).
The pair didn't realize they were winners until almost two weeks after the draw, which was on on Saturday September 19.
They purchased their ticket, a 40 Quick pick play valid for 8 draws, in the Supervalu store at Killiney Shopping Centre in Dun Laoghaire on September 15.
Oct 12, 2015, 9:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner's first purchase: a new shower door
A man from west Dublin, Ireland, has described winning 500,000 in the EuroMillions multi-country game as a pleasant shock .
He was the sole winner of the EuroMillions Plus 500,000 top prize in last Friday's draw.
EuroMillions Plus is an add-on game played only in Ireland that enters the first five numbers on your EuroMillions game ticket in a special Plus drawing held in Ireland the same evening. Adding EuroMillions Plus costs an extra 1 over the regular cost of a EuroMillions ticket.
Jul 6, 2015, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum
Irish lottery pool playing same numbers for 27 years wins €5.9 million
A lottery pool that has been playing the same numbers in the weekly Ireland Lotto draw for 27 years has finally seen them win big.
The group of seven have won 5,900,958 (US$6.6 million) between them giving each an individual share of 842,994 (US$950,000).
The winning ticket was bought at Tesco on Ash Road in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on May 9th.
Since the 1980s
Speaking about the win, a member of the group said, We've played the same numbers since Lotto began in 1988 and the most we'd ...
Jun 3, 2015, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
Tonight's Ireland Lotto draw cancelled because of network failure
Tonight's Ireland Lotto jackpot may be 10 million but National Lottery machines around the country aren't keen on it being won they've been out of commission since this morning.
The Ireland National Lottery has now confirmed that tonight's draw has been cancelled.
In a statement, it said:
The National Lottery can confirm that there were technical problems this morning following a service outage related to the 3G telecommunications infrastructure provided by Telef nica. This incident af ...
Feb 4, 2015, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Man finds €350,000 Irish lotto ticket in his wallet a month after the draw
In Ireland, a Wexford man is ending 2014 on a very high note after discovering he's won 350,000.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought a 6 Lotto ticket with Plus on 29 November in Centra on the Errigal Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12.
He won the top prize in the Lotto Plus 1 draw that evening, worth 350,000, but remained oblivious to his good fortune for a month.
I just found out yesterday, he said.
I scanned the ticket in the shop and it said to contact the National Lottery, s ...
Dec 30, 2014, 3:23 pm - Lottery News forum
New Ireland Lottery operator expected to raise prices
Ireland's National Lottery is expected to raise ticket prices next year as part of a shake-up of the business aimed at halting several years of declining sales.
The new operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), is under pressure to recoup its 405 million outlay for the licence and is known to have set ambitious growth targets for its 20-year tenure in charge.
While higher ticket prices would, in theory, generate bigger jackpots and potentially more publicity around its weekly draws, the m ...
Dec 16, 2014, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Northern Ireland woman wins life-changing £12.9M EuroMillions jackpot
Mary Hamilton of Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland is celebrating winning 12,935,936.30 (US$20.3 million) in the multi-country EuroMillions lottery game.
At a press conference Tuesday morning at the Culloden Hotel Northern Ireland's latest lottery millionaire Mary Hamilton enjoyed a glass of Champagne to mark her big win with a Lucky Dip [Quick Pick] ticket.
The 65-year-old furniture store employee has said she and husband Alexander (67) are going to spend it and her first purchase will be ...
Nov 20, 2014, 5:53 am - Lottery News forum
Irish winners anonymously claim €86m EuroMillions jackpot
Ireland's newest millionaires have claimed their 86.7 million (US$109.2 million) winnings but will be keeping their identities a secret for now.
The National Lottery has confirmed a syndicate (pool) from Dublin collected their EuroMillions fortune from its offices in Dublin city center yesterday.
It was announced after the draw last Friday that the 86.7m prize had been won in Ireland. It is the third biggest win in the history of the National Lottery. (See $111 million EuroMillions jackpot ...
Sep 30, 2014, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
$111 million EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland
The hunt is on for Ireland's latest lottery millionaire after one winner hit the jackpot in the multi-country Euro Millions lottery game.
There was one winner of the EuroMillions Jackpot, a National Lottery spokesperson said.
The winning ticket was sold in Ireland.
The winning EuroMillions numbers on Friday, September 19, 2014, were 6, 8, 34, 38, and 48 and the two Lucky Stars were 3 and 9. The jackpot was worth 86.7 million, which equates to $111.3 million in US Dollars.
The win ...
Sep 22, 2014, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum