On 2003, my father won DV lottery and our family was selected as a beneficiary. Now I’m applying for a PHD and I’m confused regarding the DS-160 form question about whether I was ever rejected. As I was a minor in 2003 (13 years) and also not the direct applicant, do I say yes to this question?

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    As you never applied, I would think the answer is no. But you could just email or call and ask to be sure. – user13044 May 17 '16 at 6:48
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    In the question title you father was rejected; in the question we won the lottery. Which of those is the case? – Henning Makholm May 17 '16 at 7:52
  • There isn't an option in the DS 160 where it asks if any of your relatives was refused a visa, so you can say no. – DumbCoder May 17 '16 at 7:55
  • @HenningMakholm It sounds like won the diversity visa lottery, rejected for the actual visa. People win a slot, only to get rejected (often for inability to support yourself, but for all the other usual reasons too). In short, the DV lottery system is actually pretty weird. – Zach Lipton May 17 '16 at 8:20

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