In the village where there were only about 300 people..
.. many headed to town square for the annual lottery.
"It was a bright and sunny day.."
Soon the town was gathered and participated in the unceremonial lottery.
Kids played happily, the women chatted and the men discussed politics.
Be a good sport Tessie!
You didn't even give him enough time to pick!
We need to do it again.
Be quiet, Tessie.
Tessie got it.
THIS ISN'T RIGHT!
We all took the same chance!
This isn't fair!
Here, take a stone.
One of the themes in the lottery is that sometimes people will follow traditions like sheep without reflecting on whether it's illogical or not. For example, the old, chipping black box was never changed because it was tradition to use it.