Aww, you took a news item about Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh and put in a comment about gender politics in the US south. This is sure to get up-voted, because you know, Amerika is bad. But just to be sure, you put in 'I may get downvoted'. That was a cute touch. No one on HN can resist that combination.
This is a nifty find, and might make a little bump in the popularity of an acknowledged classic, but faking it would hardly be worth risking her career & reputation.
The granddaughter's job is managing L'Engle's estate.
Plus, it seems to me that a fake would be quite possible to expose -- the age of the paper/ink, uniqueness of typewriter characters etc.. It's one page of an entire paper draft of the novel, typewritten (presumably on a single machine) 50 or so years ago.
Yes, as far as I know the lottery is independent of anything else, but you should check the USCIS website and consult an immigration lawyer.
Be careful with the lawyer: try and get one through a recommendation of someone you trust who has used their services. Because of the high demand for immigration into the United States, there are many unscrupulous people involved in such matters.