Anyone had applied for the Diversity Visa lottery (GC) and got it? Would love to hear your story! I applied for one myself and will be hearing back in May.

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Applied like 6 times and never got it :-/

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I’ve applied the past 5+ years and never got it. Your chances of getting it depend on which continent you are born in. Being born in the Middle East doesn’t help...

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Why does being born in the ME not help? I was born in the ME and got my GC via lottery in 2015.

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What’s your case!

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Worked in the States under OPT (post-college in New York) for a year but had to go back to my home country, as my company didn’t sponsor. I come from a underrepresented country (unlike China or India, for example), so hopefully would have a better chance.

Applied 4 times so far with no luck

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