Punters bring Ozlotto.com to its knees

June jackpots usher in record traffic

The recurring queue at OzLotto.com

The recurring queue at OzLotto.com

OzLotto's Web site is jammed by punters trying to avoid lengthy newsagent queues for a chance at tonight's $90 million jackpot.

Some visitors are forced into looping queues as the Web site struggles to deal with the spike in traffic.

The $60 million in tickets sales taken earlier today is expected to double by close of business and may push the jackpot over $100 million, although it won't be confirmed until entries close.

Last week's $59 million first division prize pool attracted a four-fold increase in Web traffic to ozlotteries.com and nswlotteries.com since OzLotto's $20M jackpot on June 2, according to estimates by alexa.com.

The game hit the biggest Division One prize in Australian history after last week's jackpot, which drew nearly $90 million in sales, failed to produce a winner.

Media reports estimate punters have about a one in 45 million chance of winning from a single combination.

The Web site of Lotto tipster Terry Fisher was also brought down by an influx of punters.

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