I just discovered there is no downvote button.Not a code issue. Someone (guessing someone at the issuing rangers office) fumbled something in the admin interface. Either they set the lottery release time to be yesterday at 4pm, or accidentally released the cancel dates at that time.
Mistakes happen. There's not much to be done about it now, and it's not like waking up at 8am is any sort of a guarantee that you'll land a permit anyway.