AMUSEMENTS: How to Have a Flutter

Lilian Guest, 50-year-old charwoman in Godalming, Surrey, for years has performed a weekly ritual. Every Thursday she laboriously fills out long and complicated forms with her choices of winners in Britain's football (i.e., soccer) matches. Then she mails them off with a postal order for a few shillings to cover her previous week's bet. Last week Lilian's patient efforts were rewarded. She got word that she had won $210,000. "And to think," said Mrs. Guest, "that I was out charring only this morning." To Lilian Guest, the money was no more than...

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