Draftkings Launches Major $15 Million Daily Fantasy Sports Contest

$5 million guaranteed for the ultimate winner

One of the market leaders in the US daily fantasy sports market, DraftKings, has launched what it claims is the biggest DFS contest yet, with $15 million in prize money and a guaranteed $5 million for the ultimate winner.
The contest runs over the first 14 weeks of the current NFL football season and is supported by a slew of low buy-in satellite qualifiers and weekly qualifiers requiring player investments ranging from $3 to $1,000.
The top 200 qualifiers will earn a seat into the week 15 semi-finals, which will be held and televised in Las Vegas, along with a prize package worth $80,000 which includes a Fantasy Football World Championship ticket and a four-night VIP stay at the Wynn Resort.
These 200 players will receive a guaranteed minimum pay-out of $20,000 apiece but will be whittled down to 10 survivors who will go forward to a Grand Final and an opportunity to win six-figure prize money, with pay-outs for the top 10 contestants ranging from $100,000 to $5 million.

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