My honest advice to you right now would be to forget about the DV lottery, and for you and your mom to continue living your lives as "normal" - whatever you consider normal to be. The overall chance of being selected is about 1/2 to 1%, plus the fact that selection does not guarantee one would get a visa at the end of the day. It's okay that you guys are making plans for the possibility of how to proceed should either of you get selected, but I think you're focusing too much on it for now. Remember, it's a lottery, it's a random selection!
Yes mom I agree, feel like you and body are coming down my throat a bit, feeling a little discouraged by these comments, whether we get selected is not the goal here but making sure we a set for success where ever we are, and honestly I have never felt so empowered before, we have a plan for dv should we win it, and a plan for our normal lives, we have family in california, and florida who are going to support us wif accommodation and food if we get our visas, I know poorer people than us who are doing well, took them a few years but they have done really well. And I will not forget about dv, I can wait for years, as the monkey man said,5% chance and with my mum 10 % chances it's is looking good, I haven't seen the world like most of you but I have one thing and the is hope
@Shekina - I think what @Sm1smom was saying is now that you've applied (and well done for taking the first step to a potential better life), take a step back from the whole process and keep living your life as best you can. Mark your calendar for May, then put it to the back of your mind. There plenty of time after results are posted in May to worry about paperwork and future plans.
She's not saying to forget about entering the DV lottery (I know she would never tell anyone that).
Trust me - I've been in your shoes for many years - applying and waiting - and have ended up being very disappointed at the end.