Antiques

Lottery History

If you have been following the lottery news the last couple of months, you have already heard about the $338 million dollar Powerball ticket and the $2 million dollar lottery winner.

But do you know what this is?

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Jack (my dad) came across this Continental Congress lottery ticket from 1776. That is one old lottery ticket! According to him, this particular ticket was considered a “third class” ticket which cost $30 for a chance to win various sums of money ranging from $40 to $30,000.

Over the years I have seen a lot of history-related artifacts like this, as the family traveled (and continues to travel) to coin and antique shows. Customers also come in to D & B on a regular basis sharing great stories of valuable things their family collected. We love those stories! Have something with a story you would like to share? Stop in and see us and visit our Facebook page.

 

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