Next American Visa Lottery program is DV-2019.
DV-2019 visa lottery program will not allow Nigeria born people to participate as they had been placed in the ineligible country list of the latest DV Instructions.
Nigeria is one of the countries which had sent thousands of its country people to the USA to work and live legally over there with the American immigrant visa selection program. Now the country had been placed in the ineligible country list (first African country to be ineligible) and its natives were not allowed to participate as they had sent more than 50,000 people within the last 5 years period.
Nigerians who had married partners, whom were born in eligible countries, can participate in the draw claiming their partner's birth country eligibility. If he gets the visa under DV, he can't go alone, must enter in to the USA with his spouse.
Marrying a person for to benefit from the visa lottery program or assist someone in obtaining a USA entry permit through sham marriage is against the law.
Married applicant can enter only one spouse as the American Government supports monogamy marriage only.
Photo files used in the older diversity visa program will not be accepted for the current or future DV program.
DV-2018 online results are now available in the official web site.
Results checking facility was opened in May 2017 to check selection results.
Diversity visa lottery winners name list or photos will not be available anywhere.
The U.S Embassy and the Consulates too can't provide the names of the winners. So don't disturb them.
Visa Bulletin website will assist certain type of visa applicants to see their advance visa interview notice.
Source: Nigeria US Embassy.