The raffle, delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, raised more than €5.1 million, selling 51,140 tickets at €100 apiece. Monaco billionaire David Nahmad, who provided the painting, received €900,000, with the remaining funds going to the charity CARE for clean-water projects in schools and villages in Cameroon, Madagascar and Morocco. Nahmad also gave €100,000 to the charity.
"Picasso would have loved an operation like this because he was someone with a lot of interest in humanitarian and social causes," Peri Cochin, organizer of the event, told Reuters news agency.
"This coronavirus crisis has made it clear how important it is to wash your hands, and that can only be done with clear water."