MyLotto online problem prevents the public from buying tickets before the big draw on Saturday

Tonight there will be a $20 million Powerball and a $1 million first department prize up for grabs.But on Saturday night, several people said they couldn't buy tickets online.

"Hello Lotto NZ, what about your website? You can log in, but you can't buy tickets... Now it's not adequate enough, is it?" one person commented on Lotto's

"For the biggest giveaway, that's ridiculous: only 1.5 hours until it closes, after which what is absolutely everyone missing?" all others requested.

With proceeds intended to close at 7:30 p.m. m. tonight, another asked if they should go buy one at a store.

"Lotto - Please let me know in case your online website is steady by 7:30 PM tonight. In any other case, I must get into the vehicle 

Lotto responded to 1 person on Facebook saying: "we are so sorry for the inconvenience caused."

"In the meantime, we're having issues with MyLotto online, but peace of mind, we're working hard to get you an answer as soon as possible

Lotto displayed tickets are still available in the store. In a later comment, he said the issues should be fixed.

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