Everyone in the town gathers in the morning for the lottery, which happens on the 27th of June. They meet in the town square and wait for Mr. Summers, the man who organizes the lottery, which is why they are gathered.
The climax is the first time someone draws the black spot. This person in the story is Bill Hutchinson. This means that his family will now have to draw in the lottery.
The resolution to the story is when Tessie Hutchinson draws the black spot in the second round. This means that she has won the lottery, though the prize is not good. The prize is that you get stoned, most likely, to death.
The rising action is as the head of each family goes up and picks a slip of paper. They all take one and then simontainiously they all get opened and people look to see who has the black spot.
The falling action is after Mr. Hutchinson draws the black spot. The entire family now has to draw and they put 5 slips of paper into the drawing box, and then each person takes one. Then they open them and see who has the black spot.
The conflict in the story is when you get the paper with the black spot. This means that the first time it is drawn, the family of the drawer is put into the lottery, and the second time it is drawn, the person who draws it gets stoned.