October 22, 2018 / 6:06 PM / 10 months ago

Mega Millions website crashes as record jackpot draws clicks

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Mega Millions lottery website crashed on Monday ahead of a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday night.

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

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