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A power failure in Watford, Herts, this morning has left thousands of millionaire hopefuls unable to log on to buy tickets for the draw.
The National Lottery tweeted: “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.”
Users hoping to log on to buy tickets are just met with an error message asking “please bear with us”.
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