NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Mega Millions lottery website crashed on Monday ahead of a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday night.
Signs display the jackpots for Tuesday’s Mega Millions and Wednesday’s Powerball lottery drawings in New York City, U.S., October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Visitors to the website saw an error after more users than normal visited the site, leading it to crash, said a spokeswoman for the Maryland Gaming Commission, which administers the website. She did not know how soon the site could be restored.
Reporting by Jessica Resnick-Ault; Editing by Marguerita Choy