Computer Glitch Causes Redo for Green Card Lottery

The U.S. Department of State recently issued an important notice regarding the 2012 Diversity Lottery Program: Due to a computer programming error, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on the State Department website have been voided.

U.S. law requires a fair, random selection of entrants. According to the ABA Journal, a computer glitch caused 90 percent of the winners to come from entries submitted on the first two days of a 30-day registration period from Oct. 5 to Nov. 3, 2010.

A new selection process will be conducted based on the original entries for the 2012 program
. If you submitted a qualified entry from October 5, 2010 to November 3, 2010, your entry remains with the State Department. It will be included in the new selection lottery. Your confirmation number to check results on the State Department website is still valid.

For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

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