Chances of winning: 1 out of 33 !
The chances of winning depend on the number of qualified entries submitted each year. Approximately 100,000 winners are selected from all qualified entries each year. In recent years, chances of winning for couples that both submitted applications were as high as 1 out of 33.
The following table shows the number of qualified entries and disqualified applications each year. Entries that do not conform to the strict submission requirements published by the State Department are disqualified.