An art lover has won a £3,000 Banksy piece in a raffle for one penny. Joe O’Donoghue, 30, won the graffiti art ‘Trolley’ piece after entering prize draw with 10,000 other hopefuls. The final 500 were invited to a secret draw in a studio near Carnaby Street, where O’ Donoghue was picked as having the winning ticket number.
In a hilarious turn of events Joe almost missed out on the prize after all, because he did not expect to win, he realised that he didn’t actually have a penny on him. But a member of the crowd was happy to help and he was able to collect his prize. The advertising executive from Maida Vale said “I could not believe I had won it- it was an amazing feeling. Most young people know about Banksy, he is an artist of our times. To win one of his prints – which is also pretty valuable – is brilliant”.