The characters are introduced. The town is about to do their annual tradition called the Lottery.
The town is standing in front of the cathedral. The drawing of the lottery is about to begin. If you get picked, that might be the end for you.
The kids and the village begin to gather their rocks and gather in front of the cathedral and get ready for the drawing. They take their places as the drawing is about to begin. Mr. Summers arrives and is ready to startit.
The drawing begins and everyone is anxious and nervous to find out who got picked. The Hutchinson family go first as Mr Hutchinson picks up a piece of paper and his wife and family are next. Then after them the rest of the town selects theirs.
The drawing is over and Mr. Summers announces who has the paper with the black dot. He says,"and the person with the black dot is...Tessie Hutchinson!" The town is alerted and picks up their rocks and chases her through the courtyard.
The town corners her in and begins to throw rocks at her. The Hutchinsons stand there in horror while their daughter is being stoned to death.