Work visas

I know I'm late on this one, but I just learned a little bit about how the work visa situation functions in the United States. I still don't know much about it, but I was unaware that it was a lottery, that only about one-third of applicants actually get a work visa, that the lottery only happens once a year, and that it takes 6+ weeks to find out if you get to stay in the U.S. 

(h/t to T.)