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Woman wins $1 million Picasso in charity raffle






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An Italian lady is suddenly the owner of a Pablo Picasso painting. She won the Picasso in a charity raffle. Her son bought her the $110 ticket for Christmas. The raffle draw was made on Wednesday and the lady was the lucky winner. Her son explained how he told his mother. He said when he told her she had won a Picasso, she said: "Please don't joke." He added: "It was maybe the best decision I've made in my life." His mother could not believe she had won. She said winning was "incredible". She added: "I have never won anything before".

The painting is called Still Life. Picasso painted and signed it in 1921. It shows a newspaper and a wine glass on a table. The winner was decided in Paris at an international auction house. The auction house valued the painting at $1.1 million. However, the billionaire art collector who gave the painting to the raffle said it was worth up to three times more than that. All of the money collected in the raffle will help to give water to people in Madagascar and Cameroon. An NGO will build and repair wells, washing facilities and toilets in countryside villages.

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