The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently indicated that the fiscal year 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery results are now available. Applicants in the lottery can now check the status of their application online at the DOS' website. Applicants will need their confirmation number which was issued when they applied for the lottery in order to access whether they "won" the lottery. The DOS reminded applicants that it will not e-mail results to applicants. The DOS warned applicants to "be suspicious" of any e-mails that claim that you have won the lottery. Additional information about how to spot and report lottery scams is available on the DOS's website. 50,000 immigrant visas (a/k/a "green cards") are available each year through the Diversity Visa Lottery program. Applicants who are notified through the DOS system that they have "won" the lottery will then need to apply for the immigrant visa either through the DOS' consular processing procedure or through the USCIS' adjustment of status procedure.