The first line stated that it was "clear and sunny" and that there was a warmth of a summer day, making the story appear very happy.
When Mr. Adams got his slip, he stood away from his family, looking down at his hand, it makes it mysterious and create tension because you would be confused why he would be sad about the lottery.
When Mrs. Hutchinson drew the paper with the black dot, they began to throw stones at her, even her own kid, which is a very horrific scene.
Through out the story, everyone gets a slip of paper, but instead of it being a good thing the have the dot, its a bad thing. The dot shows who will be killed, who will be stoned. Whoever has it is destined to be dead and have now way to get around it.
They take a long time to describe the age and look of the black box. How it's old and how they forgot many traditions. How it's been so long. The author takes time to say how the box is shabby and faded, how its spilntered and not completly black anymore. It really shows how long they have been doing this for.
The lottery is something that is good to win, however here its bad. They call it a lottery like its a good thing for you to be sacrificed to the lottery for the town, however for dark reasons we don't know for they were forgotten.