To anyone out there still asking if it’s possible to get rich playing daily fantasy sports for money, the answer is most definitely “yes.” Well, maybe not rich rich but at least millionaire status. Fantasy betting site DraftKings announced earlier today that’s going to be hosting a series of NFL tournaments that will turn at least four people into millionaires.
It’s called the Fantasy Football Millionaire Series and it begins on Week 5 (October 5th). For weeks 5, 11, 14 and 16, DraftKings.com will host tournaments with guaranteed prize pools in which the first place finisher ends up with at least $1,000,000 in prize money. That’s in addition to all the other cash that other high finishers will be receiving.
NFL season is where the big money flows at any fantasy betting site. You’ll still find some pretty impressive contests during the seasons of other leagues, but nothing comes close to generating the action and consistently huge prize pools as the NFL. It’s best to get on this one and take advantage of it while you can. The NFL will be long over before you know it.
If it sounds like I’m selling this one a little hard, you have my apologies. It’s exciting for me because I’ve really gotten into fantasy sports this year. There’s nothing quite like putting together a team, putting some money on the line and then watching your players earn points in real-time while watching the games on TV. Seriously, it’s worth a look if you live in the US or Canada.
Week 5 Millionaire Maker
Sunday, October 5th
It all kicks off on NFL week 5 with the $2,200,000 guaranteed Millionaire Maker. First place gets at least a million dollars and the entry fee is just $27. If the entry fee is too steep for your budget, they’ll also be hosting $0.25 to $5 satellites beginning today.
You already know what first place gets so here’s a look at what the other top finishers will be getting:
- 2nd Place: $100,000
- 3rd Place: $50,000
- 4th Place: $40,000
- 5th Place: $35,000
- 6th Place: $30,000
- 7th Place: $25,000
- 8th Place: $20,000
- 9th Place: $15,000
- 10th Place: $10,000
In all, $2.2 million will be going out as prizes with thousands of people getting some kind of payout. The low buyin will attract lots of players so this one is definitely going to be an uphill battle. However, someone has to win it.
Ready to try it for yourself? Sign up here: DraftKings.com
Week 14: King of the Beach Atlantis
Sunday, December 7th
Weeks 11 and 16 are still listed as “to be determined.” Remember, the announcement only came out a few hours ago. The only thing we know for sure is both of those will also result in a newly minted millionaire sports fan.
Week 14 is already scheduled as the $2.5 Million King of the Beach on December 7th. This one is even better than the Millionaire Maker and not just because of the slightly larger prize pool. Fifty people who win tickets to the King of the Beach Final will fly for free to Atlantis Paradise for a 4-night VIP trip and private viewing party for the Main Event.
The Main Event will consist of exactly 50 teams. Whoever takes first place gets $1 million straight up. Prizes are paid out all the way to 50th, which means nobody will fly home empty handed. Even the guy with the worst possible team will still get $7500 in addition to the free trip. Again, this one is on December 7th for week 14. Weeks 11 and 16 still haven’t been announced.
Satellites for the trip to Atlantis are already running. You can play in MLB and NFL contests to win a trip for as little as $0.25.