The annual selection of the winners of the Diversity Visa Lottery is a happy time for the 55,000 applicants who are selected. Unfortunately, however, many scam artists prey on the hopes and dreams of incoming immigrants. The only way to find out if you have been selected for a green card in the lottery is to log on to the US State Department’s website at www.dvlottery.state.gov and check your status using the confirmation number received when you applied.