A total of 24 Wisconsin lottery winners have been awarded U.K. citizenship, according to the Justice Department.

    The state’s lottery operator said Tuesday that eight of the 24 winners will receive U.D. passports, while three others will be issued a green card, the Department of Homeland Security said.

    The Department of State said the Green Card is valid for four years.

    The other four winners were awarded U-DAs, the department said.

    More than 30,000 people were on the waitlist for Green Cards on Wednesday, and about 5,000 Green Cards are expected to be issued in the next two weeks, according the state lottery.

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