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The operators of the National Lottery have announced that thousands of people’s accounts have been compromised in a huge data breach. Camelot said that around 26,500 accounts have been affected. The breach was detected when ‘suspicious activity’ was detected in players’ online accounts on Monday. Camelot said: ‘Of our 9.5 million registered online players, we believe that around 26,500 players’ accounts were accessed.’ However, they added that there had been ‘no unauthorised access to core National Lottery systems or any of our databases, which would affect National Lottery draws or payment of prizes.’ Camelot said that no money had been taken from or added to people’s accounts.They added that they do not hold players’ debit card or bank account details.