Twitter is flooded with frustrated tweets from National Lottery players following the official site is having server issues and is down.
The issues have also been confirmed by independent website Down Detector saying reports started reaching them from 5 p.m.
Down Detector said 44 percent of the complaints said to have faced website issues where as 40 percent faced problems purchasing a ticket.
Some of the players even tweeted a suggestion to the National Lottery to go for a server update as the website also crashed on Tuesday from 7 p.m. onward.
Meanwhile, the official National Lottery Twitter account said the service at local retail outlets has not been disrupted and hence players are suggested to visit a nearby one.
Outage monitor said the problem is effective most of the United Kingdom.
Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot is a record with a prize money of 168 million pound. This is the biggest lottery prize ever to be offered in the country. In 2011 it was 161 million pound and was won by Colin and Chris Weir.
National Lottery in UK is operated by Camelot Group and is regulated by the National Lottery Commission. Players need to be at least 16 years to buy the tickets.
It was set up in 1993 under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993. In 1998 the act was reformed under the National Lottery Act 1998 and in 2006 as the National Lottery Act 2006.