NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Players of the Connecticut Lottery can resume purchasing and cashing their tickets at retailers after its gaming system experienced “technical difficulties.”

The gaming system was down from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“We have resolved the issue we had with our gaming system,” a post on the CT Lottery Facebook page said. “Players may now resume purchasing and cashing their tickets at their nearest retailer. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

In an earlier post on Facebook, officials said they were experiencing “technical difficulties” with their system and retailers are unable to sell or cash tickets.

“Player Alert: Please note, we are experiencing technical difficulties with our system, and our retailers are unable to sell or cash tickets at the moment,” the post read. “We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please hold onto your tickets. We will notify everyone when the issue has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Lottery officials did not say what caused the issues.