DV-2012 Update – October 5-6 Submissions Account for 3/4 of All Winners

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As pointed out in our previous blog entry, the overwhelming majority of winners in the DV-2012 Lottery were those who submitted entries on October 5 and 6th. We have seen two surveys confirming this:

1. in which 74% of the winners (sampling of 957) submitted entries on October 5th and 6th – http://www.govorimpro.us/showthread.php?t=28753&page=5 (Russian language)

2. in which 82% of the winners (sampling of 153) submitted entries on October 5th and 6th.  http://www.ulitka.com/%D0%9D%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%82%D0%B8%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B5/%D0%97%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%BC%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D1%8C_%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B8%D0%B3%D1%80%D1%8B%D1%88%D0%B0_%D0%BE%D1%82_%D0%B4%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8B_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B0%D1%87%D0%B8_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%8F%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B8_dv-2012_a-50985.html (Russian language)

Also of interest is the statistic from these surveys that if one submitted an entry on those dates, the chances of winning were more than 50%.  In general, the chances of being selected are 1-2%.

We renew our call for the Department of State to investigate this “non-random” Lottery.