BOSTON — Thanks for nothing, Kim.

Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg issued a press release Friday warning state residents of a lottery scam being conducted via text messages.

The illegitimate texts are being sent claiming to be from the Massachusetts State Lottery. The texts read, “Hi this is Kim with the MA Lottery. Please reply when you get a chance. I have some great news.”

Treasurer Goldberg says these texts are a scam and have not been sent by the Lottery.

“It has come to our attention that text messages claiming to be from the Massachusetts State Lottery have been sent to residents across the state,” Goldberg said. “Our goal is to ensure that no Massachusetts citizen is taken advantage of as part of this scam.”

Anyone with questions should contact the Treasurer’s office at (617) 367-6900.

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