Italian woman wins Picasso painting worth €1m in charity raffle

An Italian woman has been identified as the lucky winner of an oil painting by Pablo Picasso that was offered up in a charity raffle Wednesday.

Raffle organisers named her as Claudia Borgogno.

Her winning ticket was picked out in an electronic draw at the auction house Christie’s in Paris.

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Raffle organisers unbox the painting Nature morte by Picasso (Francois Mori/AP)</figcaption>
Raffle organisers unbox the painting Nature morte by Picasso (Francois Mori/AP)

Organisers valued the painting, Nature Morte – or Still Life, as being worth €1m.

“Claudia has won this extraordinary painting tonight that is worth €1m and so is a millionaire,” organiser Peri Cochin announced after the winner’s name and winning ticket number were displayed on a screen.

The 51,140 tickets sold for €100 each. Proceeds are going to provide water for villagers in Madagascar and Cameroon.

Organisers said the winner ticket was initially bought by someone else in Italy in December and then seemingly given as a gift to the eventual winner.

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