It was a positive day,and the lottery was in a few days. And it was a big deal in this town.
there was a tradition in the town for when the lottery comes around. They use the same box every time it comes around. but there was something more suspicious about the lottery. That everyone wasn't so positive about it.
While they were getting started with it, they all just wanted to get it over with, because they've done this so many times.
If your card is blank then you dont get hit with rocks. But if your card has a dot on it, that means you get hit with stones. So nobody wanted to get picked.
Bill Hutchinson was drawn from the box but his card was blank so they just decided to draw again.
When they drew again. It was a woman, Tessie. Bills wife. But she talked back saying it wasnt fair, because they already drew. Everyone started throwing rocks at her because her name had a dot on it.