"Great day the lottery 'tis is indeed. Just hope we are home before dinner."
The Event of the Lottery
The Aftermath of the Lottery
Villagers gather on the morning of June 27th in excitement for the traditional event of the "lottery". The kids are out of school, the men are postponing work, and the wives have stopped their daily duties in order to participate in the lottery. The lottery is said to bring about crop growth, specifically, growth of corn; according to Mr. Warner
In the event of the lottery, each household draws from an old shabby box, which has been worn out over the years, whoever receives a slip of paper with a black mark on it, must die. There is an officiator, Mr. Summers. The rest of the villagers are participants.