I had completed total 6 years (5 yrs on L1 and 1 yr on H1) in Sept 2014, Am I eligible to re-apply H1 for Apr-2015 ?

I had completed total 6 years (5 yrs on L1 and 1 yr on H1) in September 2014 and moved to India in Sept-2014.
Am I eligible to apply H1 for April 2015?

As the new H1 always effective from october (in this case Oct-2015), so the duration between september 2014 to October 2015 will be one year of gap… which is the duration I will be staying in India.

Also please let me know, If I’m eligible for 2015 H1B do I need to go for Lottery again as I got selected in lottery for 2013 H1B. I returned to india as I had completed total 6 years in US.

Please help and your answers are greatly appreciated.

Anu Anand