This is an attempt to figure out some strange things. 1. First of all, May visa bulletin references a cutoff from Europe as 40,000 2. Nobody has ever seen EU rank number larger than EU31,999. My suspision is maximum numbers ever seen in this lottery (DV-2012) per continents are: Africa 66,453 Asia 81,616 Europe 32,000 Oceainia 1,739 South America 1,589 Let's see how close my suspicion to reality is. Please post your approximate numbers here (you can x-out two last digits) My suspicion is also there are unpublished numbers, like numbers between 32,000 and 40,000 for Europe.