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In 1948, Shirley Jackson published this short story known as “The Lottery,” in The New York Times.

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In her critically acclaimed short story, a small town gathers in the village square and draws a name out of a box, and the ‘winner’ of their lottery is brutally stoned to death.

Shirley ironically gives the lottery a bad meaning in her use of the word in this short story.

However, this is not the case in Shirley Jackson’s short story, "The Lottery." Here, the characters in the story are not gambling for money, instead they are gambling for their life.

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