DV-2010 Lottery online entry has began, it's running from Noon EDT on October 2, 2008, and ends at Noon EST on December 1, 2008.
Success is further enhanced by following instructions particularly in editing the photos. The official website is www.dvlottery.state.gov and applications can be submitted there.
Lottery winners are usually notified by mail between May and July of the proceeding year, in this case it'll be in 2009 and they will be provided further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the U.S. Those selected in the random drawing are NOT notified by email. Those individuals NOT selected will NOT receive any notification. Review the DV-2009 Lottery Instructions Selection of Applicants section for more information about the DV timeframe and process.