Luke Littler, 16, reveals the three VERY humble purchases he’ll make with his World Darts


Teenage darts sensation Luke Littler has revealed what he is planning to spend his prize money from the PDC World Darts Championship on.

Littler, 16, has enjoyed a fairytale ride during the tournament, with the newly-dubbed ‘Prince of the Palace’ continuing to shock the darting world to reach the final.

After entering the World Championship as a 66-1 outsider, he is now the favourite to win the whole thing after thrashing 2018 winner Rob Cross 6-2 in the semi-finals.

And, speaking a few days ago, Littler – who has won at least £200,000 from his exploits at Alexandra Palace – explained how he would be spending the money.

‘I always treat myself to some Under Armour tracksuits,’ he told The Telegraph. ‘And just get myself a new coat and get myself some Fifa points for my Xbox. That’s pretty much it.’

Luke Littler has revealed what he is planning to spend his World Championship prize money on

Luke Littler has revealed what he is planning to spend his World Championship prize money on

The teenage sensation has enjoyed a fairytale run all the way to the final at Ally Pally

The teenage sensation has enjoyed a fairytale run all the way to the final at Ally Pally 

The Warrington-born sensation – who turns 17 on January 21 –  similarly admitted he would ‘love to start driving’ so his father, Anthony, a taxi driver, no longer has to take him to all his tournaments.

Littler also revealed last week that he may treat his mates to a special trip away.

‘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!’ he told talkSPORT.

Littler will take on Luke Humphries in Wednesday’s final after he whitewashed Scott Williams 6-0.

Reaching the last-four earns players £100,000, and finalists will scoop a £200,000 prize as a consolation for missing out on the coveted Sid Waddell Trophy.

The winner of the world championship is in line for a staggering payday of £500,000, which has been the total prize money for the last four years.

Although Littler’s incredible talent was known ahead of the tournament, no-one expected the Warrington sensation, born in 2007, to rise to fame this quickly and become the story of this year’s PDC World Championship.

Littler – who revealed in August that he only practices for between 30 minutes to an hour a day – has so far swept aside Christian Kist, Andrew Gilding, Matt Campbell, Raymond Van Barneveld and Dolan, breaking records along the way.

His first round victory over Kist saw him become the youngest winner at the tournament, while he also posted the highest average for a debutant (106.12) and it was there where he really began to endear himself to the nation.

Littler’s celebrations saw him take a trip to the kebab shop to celebrate in what has become a tradition for Ally Pally’s boy wonder. 

Along with praise from darting legend Phil Taylor, commentator and former star Wayne Mardle described him as ‘extraordinary’, adding Littler – who is averaging more than 100 across the tournament – ‘may be the most naturally talented player I’ve ever seen’. 

Littler expressed his desire to learn to drive when he turns 17 so his dad, Anthony (left), who is a taxi driver, doesn't have to keep ferrying him around to tournaments

Littler expressed his desire to learn to drive when he turns 17 so his dad, Anthony (left), who is a taxi driver, doesn’t have to keep ferrying him around to tournaments 

The 16-year-old also plans to treat himself to some Under Armour tracksuits and FIFA points

The 16-year-old also plans to treat himself to some Under Armour tracksuits and FIFA points 

Littler has gained cult hero status for his post-victory food celebrations which have included a kebab (above) and chicken burger

Littler has gained cult hero status for his post-victory food celebrations which have included a kebab (above) and chicken burger

And, speaking after his victory over Cross, Littler was left speechless at his achievement.

‘No words!’ He said, before adding: ‘It’s crazy to think I’m in a World Championship debut in my final. 

‘I was happy winning one game but I could go all the way!

‘You’re playing Rob (Cross), he’s a world champion and won on debut same as me. Rob told me “God bless, respect to you – you’re a step away, do it”.

‘I’ve just settled on the stage. It took me a few legs to settle in the game and once I found that rhythm I was good to go!’



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