The Lottery 25 years old

On his deathbed in the hospital, Jason's father asks that his ashes be spread over the top of his wife's grave. Jason, who came to the city with his father at a young age, remembers little of the town or his mother, but he undertakes the charge. It is an idyllic place, but gradually snips of memory return, until he remembers the significance of the fact that most of the tombstones in the town cemetery, including his mothers, bear the same day and month, one death each year. Caught up in the memory of the lottery he saw as a child, and the one he is trapped in today, escape is difficult and retribution is... Written by Bruce Cameron


Veronica Cartwright
Veronica Cartwright

Maggie Dunbar

Stephen Root
Stephen Root

Graham Dunbar

Keri Russell
Keri Russell

Felice Dunbar

William Daniels
William Daniels

Reverend Hutchinson

Salome Jens
Salome Jens

Faith Lloyd

M. Emmet Walsh
M. Emmet Walsh

Chief Davis

The Lottery Cast

Name Character
M. Emmet Walsh He was 61, now 86 years old as Chief Davis
Veronica Cartwright She was 47, now 72 years old as Maggie Dunbar
William Daniels He was 69, now 94 years old as Reverend Hutchinson
Stephen Root He was 44, now 69 years old as Graham Dunbar
Keri Russell She was 20, now 45 years old as Felice Dunbar
Salome Jens She was 61, now 86 years old as Faith Lloyd
Dan Cortese He was 29, now 54 years old as Jason Smith
Jon Huffman as Dr. Wasserman
William Morgan Sheppard He was 64, 86 years old when he died as Mayor Warner

The Lottery Crew

Name Department
Shirley Jackson as Story. She was 79 (48) years old when She died Writing
Daniel Sackheim as Director. He was 43 (now 68) years old Directing
Rick Maguire as Cinematography. Crew
The Lottery poster
The Lottery (25 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, September 29, 1996
  • Runtime: 100 minutes