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DV-2018 "The information entered is not valid"

OnTheGo

Registered Users (C)
What do you mean your "numbers still came up"?
He probably just means when he punched in his entry confirmation number each year for the past few years, he did not get any error message but instead a confirmation each time that he was not selected - to indicate that an old photograph could not be the issue as assumed by some earlier on.
 
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OneHome

New Member
I was finally able to check - not selected. I have to say, I didn't mind the glitch because it gave me hope for a few extra days, it was a fun thrill. I've played since 2004. Maybe next year...
 

3amakmahmoud

Active Member
Getting difficult each yeah and year , entries are increasing, technology is more sophisticated
Pure luck is the lottery
 
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SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
He probably just means when he punched in his entry confirmation number each year for the past few years, he did not get any error message but instead a confirmation each time that he was not selected - to indicate that an old photograph could not be the issue as assumed by some earlier on.

Well as we know all that means is that he submitted an entry that wasn't successful. The assumption that the computer will stop an entry for a disqualifying factor or that it will indicate anything for a non-winner other than "not selected" is totally erroneous.
 

OnTheGo

Registered Users (C)
Well as we know all that means is that he submitted an entry that wasn't successful. The assumption that the computer will stop an entry for a disqualifying factor or that it will indicate anything for a non-winner other than "not selected" is totally erroneous.

Exactly my thoughts.
 

coke

New Member
Some people here noticed that there are cases where both spouses/siblings have been selected in this lottery. That's OK. Miracle happens all the time.
The fact that the clumsy IT staff is unable to carry out a smooth yearly draw, makes these miracles suspicious enough to get stuck and make a connection with the unavailabe entries.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
Some people here noticed that there are cases where both spouses/siblings have been selected in this lottery. That's OK. Miracle happens all the time.
The fact that the clumsy IT staff is unable to carry out a smooth yearly draw, makes these miracles suspicious enough to get stuck and make a connection with the unavailabe entries.

Really? I haven't seen anyone say that. I have seen cases where only one spouse got selected despite both entering, of course. Care to point us to such claims?
 

Britsimon

Super Moderator
Really? I haven't seen anyone say that. I have seen cases where only one spouse got selected despite both entering, of course. Care to point us to such claims?

Someone has made a similar claim on my blog - and not OC region where that happens. They mentioned 3 cases, which would be nuts. I challenged for details.
 

coke

New Member
Really? I haven't seen anyone say that. I have seen cases where only one spouse got selected despite both entering, of course. Care to point us to such claims?
Sorry, I can't back these claims. These are around here on this forum and on other blog.

I really don't want to support false beliefs, please ignore (or delete) my previous comment.
 

nederlander

New Member
Really? I haven't seen anyone say that. I have seen cases where only one spouse got selected despite both entering, of course. Care to point us to such claims?

I do not know about this year, however in 2012 both me and my wife won on the first draw, and that obviously because we both submitted our applications on the same day :)
 

Kurt14

Registered Users (C)
Still getting the same error message. I'm in OC... not sure if that matters, but i'm entering my entry and my Wife's... to no avail
 
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