Tessie is Bill Hutchinson's wife. She ran late to the Lottery gathering claiming she was doing dishes and didn't want to leave them in the sink. When Bill draws the black-dotted Lottery ticket, Tessie puts up quite a protest. She claims her husband was rushed and did not have time to pull the ticket he really wanted. When Tessie pulls the ticket with the black dot during the Hutchinson family drawing she continues with similar protests. Tessie is still protesting as the first of the stones begin to hit her.