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Error in 2012 Diversity Lottery Results

The Department of State (DOS) has announced that the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on its website have been voided as a result of a computer programming problem. By law, the selection process must be executed in a fair and random matter and the results failed to meet the selection standards. Applicants who checked the DOS website during the first week in May should disregard the results that were posted as they are no longer valid. DOS will conduct a new selection process based on the original entries for the 2012 Diversity Lottery program. Therefore, applicants who submitted a qualified entry from October 5, 2010 to November 3, 2010 will continue to have a valid entry and the confirmation number to check results on the DOS website will also remain valid. DOS anticipates results from the new selection process to be posted on their website on or about July 15, 2011. For more information, see http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/.