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Franco Strikes Lucky

Francisco Franco, photographed in 1950

1967: What do dictators do at the weekend, after a busy week dictating? Francisco Franco doubtless checked the pools results. The Spanish leader was keen on football, and each week he filled out a pools coupon. In May he struck lucky and won 900,000 pesetas.

Source: Paul Preston, Franco: A Biography (1993), pp. 700, 731

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