The DV2017 Lottery opened this week and I've been thinking about the first time I applied (and won) in the DV2014. Three years. It seems like so long ago.
I remember thinking how easy the application was, could that really be it? And then the agonizing wait until May of 2013 to find out if I had been randomly selected, thank god!
You get a month long window to apply, don't wait. Apply now. Apply once, multiple entries deem ALL your entries invalid. On your confirmation screen, save that little number and guard it with your life. If you lose it, game over. You won't be able to check the status of your entry, disaster!