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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Parents are being urged to use the hashtag “#ConnecticutLottery” to get their children to share social media, the state lottery’s website said on Monday.
A tweet on the lottery’s Facebook page said that while the hashtag is trending in Connecticut, it is still only for those ages 13 and older and not in the state.
“Connecticut Lottery will not be posting lottery tickets from the Connecticut State Lottery until further notice,” the lottery said in a statement.
Connecticut was one of five states to run its own lottery during the state’s 2014-2015 season.
The other states are Virginia, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.
The lottery said on its website that the tweet did not violate its rules about not posting content that promotes gambling or gambling activity.
“While we do not support the practice of promoting gambling activity in any way, it does not appear that the tweets were directed toward the lottery and are unrelated to the lottery,” the statement said.
The state lottery said it was working with state law enforcement and the Department of Consumer Protection on a potential case against the tweeter.(Reporting by Julia Belluz; Editing by Leslie Adler)