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2012 Green Card Lottery results voided by US


The US Department of State has voided the results of the 2012 Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery it posted to its website due to a programming error which resulted in incorrectly selected winners in the Lottery scheme.

"The results were not valid because they did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants, as required by U.S. law," the State Department said in a statement.

"If you checked [the website] during the first week in May and found a notice that you had been selected for further processing or a notice that you had not been selected, that notice has been rescinded and is no longer valid," they added.

The U.S. State Department said that another drawing would take place on or about 15 July 2011, essentially rebooting the 2012 Diversity Visa selection process.

If you have entered yourself and/or your family into the Green Card Lottery drawing, remember to check the status of your application after the drawing is conducted again in July 2011.