What time of year is the lottery held?
The lottery is held in June. Some towns have to start it early since there are so many people in the town, but this town can start it in the morning and be finished by noon. They are holding it on June 27th, after school is out for the summer.
Mr. Summers is in charge of the lottery. He was chosen because he had the time and energy necessary to give to the functions of the city. He also ran square dances, the Halloween program, and the teen club. He took his job very seriously.
No one is exempt from the lottery. The head of household chooses for the family, but .... as if evidenced by the Hutchinsons ....even the smallest child had to choose a paper if their family is chosen and little Davey could have been the one to be sacrificed.