I was thinking of applying for a Diversity Visa. Of course, the perks look sweet if you pass (around 1.8% chance) , but I'm unclear of the consequences:
Does applying for this 'lottery' disqualify me from using ESTA and Visa Waiver stuff in the future? (I am Swedish) Do I have to go to an American Embassy to get a B Visa instead? I've found more than one story of this on the internet.
Will I need to fill in that I failed a Visa application on entry to the US (does this 'lottery' count?) and if yes, will it be a fast deal or will it take hours every time to explain to Customs and Border Patrol?