DV Lottery Help

DV-2018 Results.

DV-2018 Results are now available online to check the selection under this draw from the first week of May 2017. This results checking facility will be kept open till the program closes. Normally till 30th September 2018.

Many people used to call this visa through computer name selection draw as American Green Card lottery. This is because the selected winners used to get Green cards after processing through their interviews.

Where to Check the DV Online Results?

The results are now available in the official website of the American Government's diversity visa website. Name list of the selected people will not be published here. Instead participants will be allowed to use their particulars and submit them and if they match with the stored information, then they can view their selection status in that web page as being selected or NOT selected. Here

Can anyone check the selection results?

Those who had participated in the this draw in the year 2016 can check their results along with those who have a participants personal details and their confirmation numbers. It is very important that the participants must have their confirmation number to check their results. This FY program confirmation number starts with 2018. It used to contain 16 Alphanumerical in mixed format, so it will look like 20181O0DZWY3DOD5. Keep this confirmation number in a safe place till the program closes. The result checking website will not allow the DV-2017 participants to check their status online as it was closed on 30th September 2017.

How to Check My Results?

  • Go to the official website.
  • Visit the results checking facility page.
  • Feed your confirmation number and the required personal details in that page.
  • If the provided information is true, results will be shown as winner or as not selected.

Selected Winners.

There are two kinds of winners.

  1. Winners staying in the USA.
    These winners must process their winning with the USCIS office in time.
  2. Winners living in their own country.
    Winners have to attend their visa interview at their local U.S Embassy.

Selected as winner in the draw?

Follow the displayed instructions in the computer screen.

Not selected as a winner?

  • If you are not selected, don't throw away your confirmation number. Keep it in a safe place. Some time they may ask to check the results once again as they may select some more winners.
  • Wait for the next coming program in the coming year.
  • If your case number is high, then there is no harm in applying for the next coming DV draw.

Lost Confirmation Number.

  • Some people had lost their last digit of their confirmation number. In this case they can't check their results as their Confirmation
  • Number is invalid. Entering the correct confirmation number will only give the selection results.
  • If you are unable to recover it contact for paid service. Here.

Confirmation Number Problem of Africans.

Many African agents used to check participants results, if they had applied through them. Some of them used to give false information about the submission details to their clients. If the agent finds out that any of them are selected as a winner, he can ask lot of money from them. On the other hand if you are selected with a high case number there may be no chance for you to go for the interview. If you had paid for the agent for your high case number case, that money will go in to the drain.

If you had paid for the service of the agent then you have the right to charge him under your country law.

Application forms under dv-2018 were provided during the registration period in the year 2016.

DV registration is good for eligible country born people with the basic eligibility requirements of education or work experience.


Don't call the US Consular offices to see whether you are selected under DV or not.
There is no winners name list in the internet.
No winner's photos will be available in the websites.
Never believe the emails the used to claim that are selected as a winner.
Don't send funds overseas to get American visas.

US DV Lottery 2018 Results

Source: dvlottery.state.gov