At the beginning of the story, the townspeople gather for the selection of the lottery. Mr. Summers begins the rituals and the families all stand together.
nooo, this isn't fair!!
The head of each household (usually the father) in the family comes up to select a piece of paper. Families wait to look at the papers until all other families have selected. Mr. Summers then tells everyone when they can look at their papers.
Tessie chooses the paper with the black dot.
The town gathered around Tessie to give her her "winnings" of being stoned to death
They stone her and she dies
I found myself th be very shocked by the way the story had ended