Prequel buyer to use story for another charity

Bloomberg has spoken with the winning bidder of JK Rowling's Harry Potter prequel. Having purchased it for nearly $50,000 at the charity auction, the winning bidder was Hira Digpal, president of a Tokyo-based investment-banking consulting company. Digpal had this to say about the win:

I told them, if it gets past my limit, call me — wake me up,'' said Digpal, 36, a Briton who received the news that he'd won at 5:27 a.m. “I was thinking of buying stocks, but the market's been very volatile. It's a good investment for when I kick the bucket in 30, 40, 50 years' time.

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