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What Are the Odds of Winning?

Green Card Lottery statistics.

Based on records published by the U.S. State Department for the DV-2016 through DV-2022 programs, the overall odds of winning (being selected) in the Green Card Lottery are approximately 1:114.

DV-Year Entrants Selectees Odds of Winning
DV-2016 11,391,134 91,563 1:124
DV-2017 12,437,190 83,910 1:148
DV-2018 14,692,258 115,968 1:127
DV-2019 14,352,013 87,610 1:164
DV-2020 14,722,798 83,884 1:176
DV-2021 6,741,128 132,404 1:51
DV-2022 7,336,302 119,021 1:62
Average 11,667,546 102,051 1:114


Recent trends in participation indicate a considerable decline in the number of people entering the lottery. This reduction in number of entries competing for the same number of diversity visas (55,000 annually), means that your odds of winning the DV Lottery have almost tripled in the most recent lottery drawings.

Read DV Lottery success statistics for more information.