At a Glance
- Mr. Summers, the official who conducts the lottery.
- Mr. Graves, the postmaster, who brings the stool for the black box.
- Bill Hutchison, who draws the first black dot.
- Tessie Hutchison, who draws the second black dot and is stoned to death by her fellow villagers.
- Clyde Dunbar, whose wife draws for him because he's at home with a broken leg.
- Old Man Warner, the oldest man in the village and a defender of its traditions.
- The Watson boy, who draws for his mother.