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Forget National Lotto - Riga has a winning ticket!

Wednesday 13 June 2001 @ 15:42 - GMT

According to the Latvian News Agency LETA on May 16, 2001, one Elton concert-goer in the Baltic state will get to meet Elton - just for having the winning concert ticket.

Latvia is the only Baltic country where one concert-goer will have the opportunity to meet with Elton before his performance, LETA was informed by the public relations specialist at the company "BDG Latvija" Liliana Ozolina.

One person, who purchased aticket before May 31, 2001, wins. The winner was to be announced on the programme LNT brokastis on June 5, 2001.

Latvia is the only Baltic country in which a brief reception will be held by Elton ahead of the concert with the participation of Lat President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Riga Mayor Gundars Bojars, British Ambassador to Latvia Stephen Nash, and the owner of the lucky ticket.

Elton will arrive in Latvia by private plane from his mansion in Nice on July 21, 2001, two hours ahead of the concert in Skonto Stadium.

The concert takes places in the capital Riga. Let's hope the process of selecting the winner was not Rigard!