Validity of H1-B visa lottery

Hi Team,

I am new to the forum,please excuse me if its not the expected way of dropping in query.
My query is in 2016,i got my name in H1-B visa from abc employer,i could not fly as the petition was expired.It was filed again in cap exempt for renewal or extension but it was denied in apr2018. After that i have changed my organisation.
Now i am getting a chance again but not sure if i will be still considered as cap exempt or i need to go for lottery again for H1-b visa.

Thanks in advance for your help!

It should be cap-exempt. Talk to your employer’s immigration lawyer, they will be able to help.

What was the reason for denial?