The Lottery in Babylon - Wikipedia
Francis Tseng

" The Lottery in Babylon" (or "The Babylon Lottery"; original Spanish "La lotería en Babilonia") is a fantasy short story by Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. It first appeared in 1941 in the literary magazine , and was then included in the 1941 collection The Garden of Forking Paths ( El jardín de los senderos que se bifurcan), which in turn became the part one of (1944).