The latest information about Green Card lottery 2017 (DV-2017). Instructions about applying for a diversity visa in October and November 2015. Green Card lottery itself will take place in 2016. The lottery results will be made available on May 3, 2016.
Official English translation from the State Department.
16. When will E-DV be available online?
You can enter online during the registration period beginning at 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4) on Thursday, October 1, 2015, and ending at 12:00 pm (noon) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) (GMT- 5) on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
17. Can I download and save the E-DV entry form into a word processing program and finish it later?
No, you will not be able to save the form into another program for completion and submission later. The E-DV Entry Form is a web-form only. You must fill in the information and submit it while online.
18. Can I save the form online and finish it later?
No. The E-DV Entry Form is designed to be completed and submitted at one time. You will have 60 minutes starting from when you download the form to complete and submit your entry through the E-DV website. If you exceed the 60-minute limit and have not electronically submitted your complete entry, any information already entered is discarded. The system deletes any partial entries so that they are not accidentally identified as duplicates of a later, complete entry. Read the DV instructions completely before you start to complete the form online, so that you know exactly what information you will need.