Tension increases the children gather first, the reader begins to wonder why they are gathering rocks for the lottery.
Mr. Summers comes carrying the black box that is familiar to all the people in the town.
Mr. Summer reminds everyone of the rules, Mrs. Hutchinson joins the crowd, flustered because she had forgotten that today was the day of the lottery.
During the first drawing the Hutchinosn's were the winner, they stepped up to the podium for the final drawing.
Mr. Graves dumped the box of names and filled it with different papers. the whole family drew from the box Mr. Hutchinson proudly held up his blank paper, while forcing the paper out of Mrs.Hutchinson's hand.
The reader is confused by now, she begins to scream "It's not fair." The people begin to pick up the stones and circle around Mrs. Hutchinson. The reader has to infer what happens next.