Luke Littler Premier League Darts prize money after sensational nine-darter and final win

Luke Littler
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Luke Littler, the 17-year-old darts sensation, has pocketed a whopping £315,000 in prize money from his debut Premier League Darts campaign after clinching the championship title with an 11-7 victory over Luke Humphries at the O2 Arena.

Prior to his semi-final match against Michael Smith, Littler had already bagged £40,000 from his four nightly wins. He emerged victorious in Manchester, Liverpool, Belfast and Aberdeen, securing his position at the top after 16 weeks of competition.

After defeating Smith 10-5 in the semi-finals, Littler faced off against Humphries, who had advanced past Michael van Gerwen 10-5 in his own semi-final match. The final was a thrilling showdown, and unlike at the World Championship, Littler came out on top.

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This victory added £215,000 to his earnings, on top of the £40,000 he had already won from his four separate evening victories. The young prodigy has now amassed over £600,000 since making his explosive entrance onto the scene less than six months ago at the World Championship in December.

Littler secured his spot for finals night in London by winning the regular season, amassing 40 points over the course of 16 weeks. The top four was rounded out by Humphries (36), Michael van Gerwen (29) and Michael Smith (29), with Nathan Aspinall (25) narrowly missing out alongside Rob Cross (17), Gerwyn Price (12) and Peter Wright (4), reports the Mirror.

Littler, who finished first, faced off against fourth-place Smith in the opening semi-final of a best-of-19 match. The young prodigy started strong, securing four of the initial five legs, and nearly achieved a nine-darter in the fourth leg, managing seven perfect darts before missing treble 19.

Smith claimed the sixth leg, but Littler then won the following three to surge into a 7-2 lead. Despite a minor comeback from 'Bully Boy', Littler ultimately triumphed with a 10-5 win after taking out 65, setting up an exciting final against either Humphries or Van Gerwen.

In the second semi-final, Van Gerwen took an early lead, achieving the first break of the match in the third leg, taking out 103 and the leg in 15 darts. However, this was the high point for the Dutchman as Humphries hit his stride, winning six consecutive legs to take a commanding lead at the break.

Van Gerwen managed to win three legs in four to claw back some ground, but Humphries regained his composure to secure a 10-5 victory.

The final began evenly, with Littler and Humphries tied at 5-5 after the first ten legs, each with one break. However, after the break, Littler showcased his skills with a remarkable nine-darter - his first ever in the Premier League - before breaking Humphries to go 7-5 up.

Littler took the reins from there, and despite Humphries' attempts to claw back into the game, the young star clinched the last two legs for an 11-7 triumph.

Humphries walks away with £125,000 for his runner-up finish, plus an extra £40,000 for his four-night winning streak during the tournament.