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Friday
May252012

ODDITY: When Lottery Goes Bad - At Least In This Short Story

Was uncertainty really the outcome for this lottery winner?

"The Lottery" is a short story by American author Shirley Jackson. It was first published in the June 26, 1948, issue of The New Yorker magazine.

Response to the story was negative - mainly for its surprise ending. Readers canceled subscriptions and sent hate mail throughout the summer. But since then for some unknown reason, the story is ranked today as "one of the most famous short stories in the history of American literature" according to Wikipedia.

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