The 2016 DV Diversity Visa Green Card lottery results are available as of May 5, 2015. Those who applied in 2014 for a chance to win permanent residency in the USA can now check if they won.

Make sure you are checking the right year as there might be some confusion when it comes to all those years: 2014, 2015, and 2016.

When it comes to the Green Card Lottery, there are three different years associated with each installment of the Diversity Visa lottery: the year when applications are accepted, another year when the results are announced, and the year of the visa itself.

Therefore, the results made available May 5, 2015, are for the applications submitted in the fall, October and November, 2014, and the official designation is Diversity Visa 2016, DV-2016.

Please be sure to have the Entrant's Confirmation Number, Last Name/Family Name/Surname, and Year of Birth in order to check the entrant status online.

If you lost your confirmation number you cannot check the results. The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), which administers the program, cannot look up your number. Even if your application was picked, since you can't check your winning status, you haven't won.

If you use a third party green card lottery site that helped you with your application, they should check your status for you, as well as provide you with the Entrant's Confirmation Number.

If you didn't win the lottery, you will see the following:
Based on the information provided, the Entry HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED for further processing for the Electronic Diversity Visa program at this time.
Please verify that you have entered all information correctly. You may re-check the Entry status by clicking on the ESC Home Page link below

If you won, then congratulations to you! The site will display the information in reference to what to do next. You will receive a notification e-mail, then the site will display an appointment letter with information about your immigrant visa interview.

From the instructions for the DV-2016 DV lottery:

How do I know if I am selected?

You must use your confirmation number to access the Entrant Status Check available on the E-DV website at starting May 5, 2015 through at least June 30, 2016. Entrant Status Check is the sole means by which you will be notified if you are selected, provided further instructions on your visa application, and notified of your immigrant visa interview appointment date and time. The only authorized Department of State website for official online entry in the Diversity Visa Program and Entrant Status Check is

The Department of State will NOT contact you to tell you that you have been selected.