A big-hearted German truck driver has been thwarted in his bid to throw 75,000 euros (£50,000) out the window of his local town hall.
The man had won a radio station's contest with the best answer to the question: What would you do for 100,000 euros?"
He responded that he would keep a quarter of the sum and throw the rest to passers-by.
But when the town hall in Mainz, in south-west Germany, was approached about the stunt, administrators said that because the building was air-conditioned it was not possible to open the windows.
Now the radio station, RPR1, is looking for another town hall with old-fashioned ventilation.