Case numbers of January under DV-2018 are published in the American Government's official monthly visa bulletin page. According to this notification winners under this cut out numbers can expect their second letter (2NL) for their visa interview. Mean while those DV winners in the USA ranking under the cut out with their case numbers can proceed according to the USCIS instructions.
|AFRICA: 13,000 except Egypt: 8,300 and Ethiopia: 9,200|
|ASIA: 3,400 except Iran: 2,800 and Nepal: 2,650|
|NORTH AMERICA (BAHAMAS): 5|
|SOUTH AMERICA, and the CARIBBEAN: 500|
A U.S. Presidential Proclamation issued September 24, 2017 affects visa applicants who are nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia. (Not eligible process their winning under the Diversity visa lottery winner processings.
Source: U.S State Department