DV Lottery Results

The table below displays the total entries received by the State Department during the previous years of the Diversity Visa lottery program. For paper based programs, the high number of “Disqualified Forms” is due to missing information, wrong format, wrong addressing and other misinterpretation of the requirements. For electronic based program, the high number of “Eliminated” entries is due to exact duplicates and elimination through facial recognition technology.

Program Period Qualified Eliminated
DV-2012 Oct 5, 2010 – Nov 3, 2010 14.7 million
DV-2011 Oct 2, 2009 – Nov 30, 2009 12.1 million
DV-2010 Oct 2, 2008 – Dec 1, 2008 13.6 million
DV-2009 Oct 3, 2007 – Dec 2, 2007 9.1 million
DV-2008 Oct 4, 2006 – Dec 3, 2006 6.4 million
DV-2007 Oct 5, 2005 – Dec 4, 2005 5.5 Million 82,447
DV-2006 Nov 5, 2004 – Jan 7, 2005 6.3 Million 36,555
DV-2005 Nov 1, 2003 – Dec 30, 2003 5.9 Million
Entries Received Qualified Disqualified
DV-2004 Oct 7, 2002 – Nov 6, 2002 10.2 Million 7.3 Million 2.9 Million 28%
DV-2003 Oct 1, 2001 – Oct 31, 2001 8.7 Million 6.2 Million 2.5 Million 29%
DV-2002 Oct 2, 2000 – Nov 1, 2000 13 Million 10 Million 3 Million 23%
DV-2001 Oct 4, 1999 – Nov 3, 1999 13 Million 11 Million 2 Million 15%
DV-2000 Oct 1, 1998 – Oct 31, 1998 10.5 Million 8 Million 2.5 Million 24%
DV-99 Octo 24, 1997 – Nov 24, 1997 5.8 Million 3.4 Million 2.4 Million 41%
DV-98 Feb 3, 1997 – May 5, 1997 6 Million 4.7 Million 1.3 Million 22%