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‘Hamilton’ lottery launches online — and nobody wins

The ticket lottery for “Hamilton” has moved from the theater to online — and back again.Robert Alexander/Getty Images

The ticket lottery for “Hamilton” has moved from the theater to online — and back again.

The digital lottery for “Hamilton,” the Broadway blockbuster, proved too popular for its own good — and for a new biomusical and a long-running Disney hit.

Sorry, Gloria Estefan. And Simba.

Registration for $ 10 “Ham4Ham” seats for “Hamilton” began at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday on BroadwayDirect. com. The site crashed shortly thereafter.

“The Circle of Life” number in “The Lion King.” The show shares a lottery web site with “Hamilton.”Brinkhoff-Mogenbur

“The Circle of Life” number in “The Lion King.” The show shares a lottery web site with “Hamilton.”

“On Your Feet!,” a new musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and “The Lion King” use the same website for their lotteries. They went down too, becoming show-biz collateral damage.

“Hamilton” took to social media to calm the hysteria.

Ana Villafañe as Gloria Estefan in “On Your Feet!” Matthew Murphy

Ana Villafañe as Gloria Estefan in “On Your Feet!” 

“Due to over 50K unique entries, @BroadwayDirect’s lottery site has fully crashed. As a result, we cannot award any #Ham4Ham winners tonight,” the production tweeted on @HamiltonMusical. They added that the Wednesday lotteries will be held outside the theater. Overcrowding there necessitated the digital lottery.

Despite going down for a period on Tuesday, “The Lion King” “lottery worked,” said a show rep. The same was true at “On Your Feet!” — with a glitch or two. “I got one winner email — and 41 “you did not ” emails,” Matthew Poe told the Daily News before attending the show.

jdziemianowicz@nydailynews.com

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