Diversity lottery application

Hello, I am currently on F1 visa. I recently heard about Diversity Visa Lottery application. And I am eligible for it. My question is- being on F1 visa, can I apply for it? My company is applying for my H1B but till now it is not picked up. Will applying for Diversity lottery affect my H1B?

What is your citizenship ? If it does, it wont affect your H1.

Citizenship - india
place of birth - UAE

If your citizenship is India, I don’t think you will be eligible under diversity visa.