There is nothing you can do te increase the chances that your number will be reached. A J-1 could subject you to a two-year foreign residency requirement which could bar you from immigrating under the DV if your number is reached.
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Normally you want to file something right away, so go with what you are currently eligible for, the Kentucky filing. Waiting to get a J-1 or H-1B could make your filing so late that it is not processing in time and you lose your lottery chance.
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