In this cell block there is a whole town of people gathered together.There are a lot of people at the town gathering, including adults and children. The kids are playing in the corner, while the adults are standing there quietly. Tension is being used for this cell block because the natives in the town that are gathered, are waiting for the lottery to begin. hey are tense because they do not who will be the chosen one for the lottery.
This cell block has the town gathered, waiting for the man with the lottery box to show. Then the man comes up and makes his way in front of the crowd. There is a box that is on a three legged stool that has every slip of paper for each member in the town. Everyone came up and picked their slips, and now they are all looking for who won the lottery.The mystery in this cell block is who is the winner of the lottery and what exactly is their reward in the lottery.
The surprise in this cell block is the winner of the lottery. The winner of the lottery is Tessie's family. Tessie used to be a big supporter of the lottery and its tradition until it was her family that got called out. In the cell block it has Tessie arguing saying it wasn't fair that her family got chosen. She cries out in anger saying that the people didn't get enough time to choose their slips of paper from the box.
In this last cell block, the people in the town end up getting stones they collected. They stone Tessie, revealing that the town's tradition is dark and the lottery is not something you would want to win. Tessie ends up dying, and her family continues on without her. The moral of this story is that you should not blindly follow a tradition just because it is in fact a tradition. If something is wrong, then do not do it no matter how many people do it as well.