A raffle was held in Southern Italy recently offering a free funeral as the grand prize. However the winner (ticket number 11) has not turned up to claim their prize. Could it be because they aren’t ready for a funeral yet?
Apparently the holder of the winning ticket in the raffle – held in the town of San Marco in Lamis – is entitled to a free lined coffin, a tombstone, copper candlesticks and a grave site, Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno reported.
There is no deadline for claiming the prize and the winner can give it to somebody else, raffle organizers stated.
Strange … to give away a funeral in the first place and also to purchase a ticket for the raffle … at least in my opinion! It’s kind of morbid, although it would save some expenses for your family once you did kick the bucket.