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June 27Th (The Lottery)

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Posted: June 23, 2007, 9:34 am - IP Logged

Do you play LOTTERY on JUNE 27TH, because of Shirley Jackson's short story,

THE LOTTERY (1948)? (The story takes place on this very date) 

There was a movie made for NBC in 1996 based on this short story. 

In "The Simpsons" episode 'Dog of Death,' (1992) the town goes into a frenzy over the $130 million lottery jackpot. Homer is shown reading Shirley Jackson's story, then throws it in the fire after learning the book has no real connection to winning the lotto.

 

There is a connection between:

THE LOTTERY (1948)

(Shirley Jackson's Novel)

SOMEWHERE IN TIME (1980)

(Film where Christopher Reeve travels back in time through hypnosis to meet Jane Seymour)

IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU (1994) (Film where Nicolas cage plays a cop who shares a lotto jackpot with a wairtress, much to his annoying and greedy wifes´s chagrin)

THE LOTTERY takes place on June 27th of each year

In Somewhere in Time, Christopher Reeve goes back in time on June 27th

In IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU, Nicolas Cage´s  wedding anniversary is on June 27th

The numbers on IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU include 12, 16 and 48

Christopher Reeve goes back to the year 1912.

Shirley Jackson was born in 1916.

THE LOTTERY was published in 1948 and Shirley Jackson died at age 48.