Guess what I found inside of a cartridge?

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Guess what I found inside of a cartridge?

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Years ago I bought 50,000 rounds of component .303 Britt from the Indian / China wars. In one case I found under a loose bullet a case filled full of Black Tar Opium. Some soldiers stash.That set a precedent that all loose bulleted rounds were to be inspected.You never know what you might find in a cartridge.
Today I was tearing down a 1,000 South American 7x57mm Mauser cartridges that had dead primers or had dented cases.
I found a cartridge that had a bullet with a blunted point and a fired primer. It was obvious to me it was done and not a FTF or dropped/stepped on.
I pulled the bullet with an inertia puller as it was corroded into the case neck. Out came the bullet and at first glance what I thought was Cordite.
Upon a closer look it appeared to be a folder up money bill.
I took my tweezers and slowly pulled out the paper bill and it turned out to be one half of a Lottery Ticket.
The other half was stuffed into the base of the case. Had the ticket not been in two pieces and very tightly folded up it could not have been stuffed into the case. The bullet did not touch the ticket as there is no stains what so ever on the paper or printing.
I have no idea what county it is from. Having both halves would still make it redeemable.
It would be interesting to see if it was a winner of some sort.
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Now that's cool !.............

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Very cool find.

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There is a place in Venezuela called Kilometro Sesentitres.

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It says Dominican Republic on the top of two of the tickets.

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Yes Its from the Dominican Republic. That's a "National Lottery" ticket!
"Sesentitres" is Spanish for "63" so I guess its some kind of confirmation/anti-forgery thing.
21st April 1968 date ought to give some info on whether it was a winner or not.

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Yes Its from the Dominican Republic. That's a "National Lottery" ticket!
"Sesentitres" is Spanish for "63" so I guess its some kind of confirmation/anti-forgery thing.
21st April 1968 date ought to give some info on whether it was a winner or not. Maybe Mucho Peso D'oro!
http://www.lotteryinsider.com/lottery/l ... cional.htm

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Thank you for the link. I will send them the photos and hope there are still records going back that far. I'm sure its long expired if it is a winner of some sort.
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Cool story and pix. Do keep us posted!

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Well that's different!
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