The application opened yesterday in my country and I was wondering if I can apply.<p>I also plan on applying to jobs right after December. Anyone knows if not winning this lottery can damage prospects of H1B visas?
"if not winning this lottery can damage prospects of H1B visas"
No it willl not damage any prospects of H1b visa. They are 2 different things and no corrlation b/w them unless you did a fraud on DV which now is in your record. So go ahead and apply for both as needed.