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Winner of Ed Sheeran painting may create a Sheeran room in her house

Claire Faynor won the abstract work, Splash Planet.

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Ed Sheeran’s painting called Splash Planet raised more than £51,000 for the charity Cancer Campaign in Suffolk when it was raffled off. (Ben Birchall/ PA)

Ed Sheeran’s painting called Splash Planet raised more than £51,000 for the charity Cancer Campaign in Suffolk when it was raffled off. (Ben Birchall/ PA)

Ed Sheeran’s painting called Splash Planet raised more than £51,000 for the charity Cancer Campaign in Suffolk when it was raffled off. (Ben Birchall/ PA)

An American woman who won a painting by pop star Ed Sheeran after buying a £20 charity raffle ticket said she may create a Sheeran room in her house.

Claire Faynor, 22, who lives in Vermont in the east of the country, won the abstract artwork, titled Splash Planet, on Monday.

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Claire Faynor, 22, of Vermont in America, won a painting by pop star Ed Sheeran after buying a £20 raffle ticket. (Claire Faynor/ PA)

Claire Faynor, 22, of Vermont in America, won a painting by pop star Ed Sheeran after buying a £20 raffle ticket. (Claire Faynor/ PA)

Claire Faynor, 22, of Vermont in America, won a painting by pop star Ed Sheeran after buying a £20 raffle ticket. (Claire Faynor/ PA)

The information systems specialist, who works for the Department of Homeland Security, told BBC Radio Suffolk that she may create a Sheeran room in her house.

“I was trying to push that through with my roommates in the first place and now I have even more reason,” she said.

She said that when she got the email telling her she had won she “genuinely didn’t believe it”, adding: “I thought it was a scam.”

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A painting by pop star Ed Sheeran, called Splash Planet, was raffled off for charity the Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCiS), raising more than £51,000. (CCiS/ PA)

A painting by pop star Ed Sheeran, called Splash Planet, was raffled off for charity the Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCiS), raising more than £51,000. (CCiS/ PA)

A painting by pop star Ed Sheeran, called Splash Planet, was raffled off for charity the Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCiS), raising more than £51,000. (CCiS/ PA)

The charity raffle raised more than £51,000 for the Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCiS) through ticket sales and donations, with the total rising to £67,000 through further donations after the raffle finished on Monday, the charity said.

Sheeran previously donated another painting, Dab 2, to a charity auction, where it sold for £40,000.

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