CIC wants healthy mix of qualifying and non-qualifying entries.I love your idea. Make it $1000 to enter the lottery:
1. if you're selected and qualified, $1000 counted toward your app fees.
2. If you're not selected, you get $500 back
3. If you're selected and not qualified, too bad, you lost your lottery ticket.
That way if they have too many non-qualifying entries, they'll have less applicants to process