So I decided to call my school DSO this morning after I heard the news yesterday that USCIS has completed data entry for FY 2017 H1B lottery. The DSO told me that there is a pending status on my SEVIS account and gave me a reciept number EACXXXXXXX. When I checked the reciept number on the USCIS case status it says ‘my case was recieved on the 11th of April’. I have not heard anything from my attorney or employer yet. Does that mean my case was selected and my notice is on the way??? Thanks for your timely response.
Yes, the moment you receive receipt number indicates that you’ve been picked up in the lottery.
Thanks, attorney received the notice today. The notice date was Apr 26th. Good luck everyone still waiting!