World Darts Championship prize money: Luke Littler guaranteed to take home huge sum as 16-year-old reaches quarter-final

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Luke Littler is living out his dreams at the World Darts Championship this year, securing himself at least £50,000 in prize money. 

The 16-year-old sensation booked his place in the quarter-finals by demolishing his darting idol Raymond van Barneveld in the last 16 on Saturday night.


Littler has already earned a fortune at Ally PallyCredit: Getty
Littler has already planned what he will be spending some of his prize money on, revealing earlier this week that he will use it for a trip to Blackpool or Alton Towers with his mates. 

He told talkSPORT: “All my friends are watching at home, we’ve always said we need to go Blackpool or Alton Towers so I think they will be looking at me like ‘you’re paying, Luke’ and I’ll be like, yeah, okay!”

Should he continue his dream run at the World Championships, his huge cut of the prize pot will increase even further…

World Darts Championship: Prize money 
All players at the World Darts Championship are competing for the Sid Waddell Trophy as well as a cut of the £2.5million prize pot. 

Those who were knocked out in the first round of action before Christmas received £7,500. 

For players eliminated in the second round, like former champion Peter Wright, they got slightly more prize money and walked away with £15,000. 

There was then a big increase in guaranteed prize for players that reached the third round with those eliminated receiving £25,000. 

Those that reach the last 16 will walk away with £35,000. 


Michael Smith took home a huge amount for winning last year’s tournamentCredit: AFP
For reaching the quarter-finals, you are guaranteed £50,000. 

For reaching the final four, players will secure themselves £100,000 before in the final they, of course, play for the biggest cut of the lot. 

The runner-up earns £200,000 while the winner of the tournament takes home £500,000. 

Michael Smith was able to walk away with the life-changing money last year but crashed out early this time around.

Now Littler – on his debut at Ally Pally – is the name on everyone’s lips and could well provide one of the best stories sports has ever seen.


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