Premier Lotteries Ireland was already under fire over the roll-out of new technology before it was forced to cancel Wednesday’s draw. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The single biggest question hanging over Wednesday’s lotto fiasco is whether the new operators have skimped on technology to recoup their hefty €405 m(...)

Retailers claim the new Lotto ticket terminals, touted in advance as state of the art, are plagued by technical glitches, causing them to crash frequently. Photograph: istock

Retailers have called on the lottery regulator to intervene in a row over the system’s new technology platform which they say is causing a drop in (...)

One retailer had suffered 50 system crashes since the new National Lottery machines were installed in his shop. Others said they were rebooting the machines themselves because of the slow response times from  a dedicated helpdesk.

Retailers say technical glitches with the new National Lottery ticket terminals are disrupting trade and proving a headache for staff. They also claim(...)

Lotto sense: While higher ticket prices will, in theory, generate bigger jackpots they could also alienate recession-weary Irish punters. Photograph: istock

The National Lottery is expected to raise ticket prices next year as part of a shake-up of the business aimed at halting several years of declining s(...)

The new lottery show will be separate from the lottery’s popular Winning Streak show.

The National Lottery is planning to launch a new weekly game show on RTÉ television early next year in a bid to boost sales.The show, which promises b(...)

Retailers had been keen to have the switchover complete before the Christmas rush.

Unsuspecting punters may be surprised by the new-look green lotto tickets being spewed out by machines across the country.The change reflects the shif(...)

 Premier Lotteries Ireland has been holding seminars to train retail agents on how to use the new Photon ticket terminals.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The big switch to a new-look National Lottery will take place next month or in December. The lottery’s new operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI),(...)

Liam Sloyan will take up his new post as lottery regulator next month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Compliance consultant Liam Sloyan has been appointed the National Lottery’s first ever regulator, a position that may eventually evolve into t(...)

 Alex Kovach:  it is understood his post was axed under a restructuring of the group. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The man who spearheaded the acquisition of the Irish lottery for the owners of UK operator Camelot is to part ways with the company. Alex Kovac(...)

RGData’s director-general Tara Buckley said: “Retailers look forward to working with PLI but, as with any process of change, there are concerns about the impact of the new ownership structure.”

Retailers are unhappy with assurances from the National Lottery that the impending switchover to a new system will not involve additional costs or a d(...)