If the last two tributes alive are from the same district, they are both declared victors!
Katniss Everdeen lives in District 12 of a dystopian country called Panem. Every year, the Capitol chooses a boy and a girl tribute from each district to compete in the Hunger Games on reaping day. This year, Katniss' sister Prim gets chosen to represent District 12, but instead, Katniss volunteers as tribute. A boy named Peeta was chosen as the boy tribute.
Closer examination of the rule book has disclosed that only one winner may be allowed.
As a tribute from District 12, Katniss feels that she stands no chance against the tributes from other districts that have trained their whole lives to fight. She also knows that it will be difficult to survive in the arena and gain sponsors to send her supplies during the games.
Stop! Stop! Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present the victors of the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark!
As more and more tributes are eliminated from the games, the Gamemakers announce a rule change, which states that if two tributes from the same district are the last two standing, they both will be crowned the winners. Katniss instantly searches for Peeta.
Katniss and Peeta manage to be last two tributes surviving, but the Gamemakers announce another rule change, declaring that there must only be one winner, and creating the most dramatic conditions for the games to end.
Katniss and Peeta are not willing to fight each other and instead agree to eat poisonous berries and die together. The Gamemakers know that it will be a failure if they don't have a winner, so just before the berries touch their mouths, the Gamemakers declare Katniss and Peeta victors.
Katniss and Peeta's threat of suicide angered President Snow and the Capitol by making them look foolish. However, they were still crowned the winners of the 74th Hunger Games and bring their wealth and fame back to District 12.