"papers-the chances of getting chosen"(156) The papers meant that every one had the chance of being killed. Also it didn't matter how old you were, if you got a black dot on your paper you would be killed.
"clear and sunny with fresh warmth of a full-summer day" (1-2) It was the day of when the papers would be drawn which made every one nervous that it could be there day to go. The reason that they need to kill one person a year is to try too keep the numbers down in a small village.
" Black box grew sharper. " (201) Which meant that the closer the time got to pick the names out of the box the more worried the people were starting to get because they might be chosen to be killed.
"suspenseful-you don't know what the lottery is /who it is"(285) Every one is getting nervous because they don't know who won the lottery. In the mean time everyone was gathering stones to use to throw at the person that will be killed.