Okay, fair enough. Another question.
The Asian godfather tells Nima that the ticket represents money, and that anyone in possession of it can claim said money. This is why Corrupt Detective is after it. A ridiculous premise, but fine, I'll accept it. I'm willing to engage with a movie on its own terms, especially if those terms are so clearly laid out.
So when Wilee turns in the ticket, is he given a cash-filled briefcase? No, because the ticket does not represent money. It represents something very specific, apparently, but definitely not that.
If Wilee walks in with the ticket, they instantly make a call to let Nima's son board a boat. But if Corrupt Detective walks in with the ticket, they give him cash?