A post on the New York Lotto post office’s Facebook page shows that the post is being shared by a girlfriend of one of the three New York Lottery postmasters who posted it, and is now dating him.
“Hi my name is ____ and I am an adult female,” the post reads.
“I am the postmaster of the New New York Times Lottery.”
The post was shared by Lindsay Malone, a 26-year-old New York City resident who posted a picture of herself on Facebook in April with the caption, “It’s time for a change.
I love you and my post will be your new #lotto number.”
She has since moved on with her life, but the post was still shared on Wednesday by her friend, who is a 31-year old New York resident and works for the New Jersey Lottery.
“Hey Lindsay, what’s going on here?,” Malone’s friend wrote in an email.
“Is this what you wanted?
I just want you to know I am really happy.
I’m glad you found a guy.”
A spokeswoman for the Lotto told The Globe and Mail that the posting is not a problem and that she has no plans to return to the post office.
“This is an unfortunate incident and we are looking into the matter,” the spokeswoman said in an e-mail.
She said the post has been removed.
The Post Office said in a statement to The Globe that the photo on the post doesn’t appear to be the one posted by Malone.
“We cannot comment on individual customers,” the statement said.
“But we are committed to maintaining a safe and welcoming workplace where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.”
The New York Post is not the only New York post office to post pictures of a woman in her 20s.
The state’s lottery has also posted pictures of female winners with names such as Amy, Ashley and Annabelle, and the agency that runs the New Orleans post office told The New Yorker that its employees were told to be “vigilant” about any post of that nature.
The New Jersey lottery posted a photo of a female winner, in her mid-30s, who had a picture posted of her on its Facebook page with the words, “Love me or I will be dead.”
The caption read, “Happy birthday to you.”
The Associated Press reported in February that the New Mexico lottery posted photos of female winning numbers.
The photos show women wearing short skirts, holding a glass of wine or eating cookies and a glass.