A resident of Italy won the painting by Pablo Picasso worth about €1 million in the lottery. The winning ticket she received as a gift, reports the BBC.
Italian became the owner of the painting “still life,” written in 1921. Charity event held Christie’s auction house in Paris.
In total, the charity has collected €5.1 million through the sale of 51 thousand lottery tickets at €100 each. About 29% of the tickets were sold in France.
The organizers said that €4.2 million will go to projects for the purification of water in schools and villages in Madagascar, Morocco and Cameroon.
The billionaire collector from Monaco David Nahmad, who set a Picasso on the lottery will receive €900 thousand According to the organizers, he also donated €100 million to maintenance events, says BBC.