A few days ago I reported that H-1B visas sold out in less than a week. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) this is the first time this has happened since 2008.
USCIS received approximately 124,000 applications within 4 days. The agency has already conducted a lottery to select those who will receive visas.
Unsuccessful petitions will be rejected and returned to the petitioner, along with the fees charged. But if USCIS finds that someone submitted two or more petitions to increase their chances, which is not allowed, they will not refund the fees charged.