Pennsylvania man wins $1M Picasso with $138 raffle ticket

Pennsylvania man wins $1M Picasso with $138 raffle ticket

Posted: Updated:
Picasso's 1914 cubist drawing L'homme au Gibus, Man with Opera Hat, was won by a Pennsylvania man who paid $138 for his raffle ticket. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere) Picasso's 1914 cubist drawing L'homme au Gibus, Man with Opera Hat, was won by a Pennsylvania man who paid $138 for his raffle ticket. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -

A western Pennsylvania man looking for art for his new home has won a $1 million Picasso painting with a $138 raffle ticket.

Wexford resident Jeffrey Gonano tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he's not sure he'll ever hang the masterpiece in his home, given its value.

The 25-year-old Gonano works for his family's fire sprinkler business. He learned Wednesday his ticket had won the Paris raffle.

Organizers say nearly 50,000 tickets were sold worldwide for 100 euros apiece to benefit a Lebanese charity.

The 1914 work is called "Man in the Opera Hat." It dates from Spanish master Pablo Picasso's cubist period. Picasso died in 1973.

Charity spokeswoman Reem Chalabi says the raffle raised about $3.5 million for the International Association for the Safeguard of Tyr, a UNESCO heritage site.

  • More HeadlinesMore>>

  • World's 2nd richest man proposes 3-day work week

    World's 2nd richest man proposes 3-day work week

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:25:02 GMT
    Mexican billionaire suggests 3-day work weekMexican billionaire suggests 3-day work week
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75.
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75.
  • Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas-Mexico border

    Perry to send 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas-Mexico border

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:53:42 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is deemed a humanitarian crisis.
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the southern border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed into the United States this year in a surge that is deemed a humanitarian crisis.
  • 7-year-old boy rescued, weighed 25 lbs, ate bugs to survive

    7-year-old boy rescued, weighed 25 lbs, ate bugs to survive

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:34:17 GMT
    A shocking story out of Pennsylvania where police say a 7-year-old boy was beaten, nearly starved, and was eating insects to stay alive.
    A shocking story out of Pennsylvania where police say a 7-year-old boy was beaten, nearly starved, and was eating insects to stay alive.
  • FOX25 Slideshows

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Compiling list...
  • FOX 25 FeaturesMore>>

  • Tell Me Something Good

    Tell Me Something Good

    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
  • Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOKH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.