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$135 raffle ticket wins Picasso worth $1 million: American has winning ticket

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$135 paid for a Picasso that is worth about $1 million, is one American’s claim to fame today. The Picasso was won in the first-of-its-kind tombola, organized by Sotheby’s as an online world-wide charity, according to The Business Insider on Dec. 19.

The charity for UNESCO issued 50,000 tickets at 100 euros each, which is about $135 in American money. The winner of that raffle was a 25-year-old from Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey Gonano works for a fire protection company and today he is the owner of a Picasso painting. His winning painting is a perfectly preserved Cubist artwork. It was originally purchased at a New York gallery and donated to this charity auction by an anonymous donor.

The charity is working to save the ancient city of Tyre in southern Lebanon. The painting titled: "L'Homme au Gibus" or "Man in the Opera Hat", “was painted in 1914, as a masterpiece of museum standard in perfect condition,” according to NBC.

People from all over the globe purchased a ticket or a handful of tickets in hopes of winning this Picasso for the mere price of $135, what their raffle ticket cost them.



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