FRANCE: Anonymous Millionaires

After the first drawing in their new National Lottery last month (TIME, July 31) Frenchmen discovered the disadvantage of being a winner. False friends swarmed on them. Old friends grew cold with envy. Neighbors called them stingy if they did not immediately step up their scale of living. Worst of all, they were obliged to buy everybody drinks, drinks, drinks.

When the Government announced the lucky numbers in the second drawing last week, most of the new winners kept mum. Since the Government exempts National Lottery winnings from the income tax and...

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