NATIONAL LOTTERY players in the UK and expats in Spain have been left frustrated by a power failure as the big Wednesday (May 6) Lotto draw looms.
People wanting a flutter via the National Lottery website or app have logged on to see a message telling them that the “service is temporarily unavailable.”
Reports confirmed that a power had caused the failure, as punters have been unable to buy a ticket for the midweek Lotto draw.
The National Lottery issued a statement via their Twitter feed: “Due to a power failure in the Watford area this morning, some of our services have been affected – including our website and Contact Centre. We are working to get services back up and running as quickly as possible and are really sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
A further message said: “Please bear with us everyone. We’re still working to get our website and Contact Centre back up and running after this morning’s power failure.”
As at 15.00 hours (Spanish time), the website and app were still not working.