On April 13th, 2015, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services conducted a computer-generated selection. USCIS started with the 20,000 allotted spots available for those with advanced degrees, the remainder of petitions with advanced degrees were then counted against the general 65,000 spots available.
USCIS will begin sending notifications in the coming days to the attorney on record or petition employer in the coming days. Selected petitions will be issued the official receipt notice, Form I-797C, starting this week and into the coming weeks. Cases that were not selected in the lottery will not receive a notice. The entire filed petition along with filing fees will be returned to the attorney of record or directly to the petitioning employer.
Was your petition selected? We eagerly await results.