“Following the technical failure that occurred early in the morning at the Jogos Santa Casa 'data centre', resulting from a series of complex, unexpected technical episodes that took a long time to repair, it was not possible to recover the operation of the intermediaries' terminals in time for the acceptance of the registration of bets for the Euromillions draw", which had a jackpot of €52 million, explained Santa Casa da Misericórdia in a statement.

Santa Casa said that everything was back online and functioning property by the afternoon of 24 May.

“Santa Casa recognises the inconvenience caused to its bettors and brokers and apologises for what happened”.