Hi hope you are well. I would wait for the receipt number before filing for premium processing. You want to make sure that they properly match them up. Receipts notices for this fiscal year are already coming out.....so you should get one shortly if your visa was selected for the lottery. Good Luck!
USCIS is unable to track the request to premium process to the petition without the receipt number.
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You should obtain the receipt number before submitting the application, requesting premium process. If you have received evidence that CIS has cashed your payment you may look to the back of the canceled check. Often on the reverse of the check is the immigration file number. if you cannot locate the file number on the back of the canceled check, it is best you wait for the actual receipt from CIS.