By now, winners of the annual Diversity Visa Lottery (DVL) 2009 should have received their notifications from the government confirming the winning lottery entries. These individuals should be provided further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the U.S. Please note that lottery winners are notified by mail, not e-mail, and those who were not selected for an immigrant visa number do not receive notifications. Beware of fraudulent notifications of a “winning number.”