DraftKings Announces $1Million Grand Prize for Daily Fantasy Sports Football Picks

One Player to Become a Millionaire for Drafting the Best NFL Team in Daily Fantasy Sports’ Largest Single Payout in History

BOSTON--()--DraftKings, Inc. today announced a $1million grand prize for the winner of its daily Fantasy Football Millionaire contest, the top prize in a $3.1M prize pool available to daily fantasy football contestants.

Starting today, players can enter the DraftKings Fantasy Football Millionaire contest by going to http://www.draftkings.com

Players can win free entries into the Fantasy Football Millionaire contest by entering and winning weekly qualifiers for as little as $2. Drafting a team is fast and easy and takes less than ten minutes! Contestants can play any of the following sports to win entries into the Fantasy Football Millionaire contest: professional football, college football, professional baseball and professional basketball. Alternatively, contestants can buy in directly on game-day. Weekly qualifiers begin on 9/9.

Contest details:

  • Date of first qualifier: September 9th
  • Qualifier entry fee(s): Starting at just $2.
  • Date of Fantasy Football Millionaire Grand Final: Sunday, December 22nd
  • # of spots: 2,250

There is no limit to how many entries players can win. Prizes will be awarded after the conclusion of the Atlanta Falcons vs. SF 49ers game on Monday, December 23, 2013, and one talented contestant will become a millionaire!

Daily fantasy sports is an emerging sector within the broader category of traditional fantasy. Boasting faster draft speeds and more frequent contests, daily fantasy sports has the advantage of being more convenient and easier to play than traditional season-long fantasy sports. This accessibility has led to daily fantasy sports becoming the fastest growing segment of fantasy sports overall.

The Fantasy Football Millionaire contest comes on the heels of DraftKings’ $10M Series A round that closed in August. In one short year, DraftKings has risen to become the second largest provider of daily fantasy sports. With over a million users across their mobile and online properties, DraftKings is a force in daily fantasy sports. DraftKings' unprecedented growth has allowed them to offer the single largest open daily fantasy sports contests in history in every sport they offer, every season. The Fantasy Football Millionaire contest continues this record breaking trend, offering $1million to the top finisher. DraftKings is a US based-company and all player funds are segregated in escrow.

For more information about DraftKings, Inc., please visit www.draftkings.com.

About DraftKings:

Launched in April 2012, Boston-based DraftKings is the online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy baseball, fantasy football, fantasy basketball, and fantasy hockey. DraftKings offers free and pay contests every day that pay cash prizes. All games are structured under salary cap format, and new contests are offered every day with instantaneous payouts. For more information, visit us at www.draftkings.com; like us at www.facebook.com/draftkings and follow us at www.twitter.com/draftkings.

Contacts

DraftKings, Inc.
Femi Wasserman, 339-225-2614
VP, Media Relations
fwasserman@draftkings.com

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DraftKings Announces $1Million Grand Prize for Daily Fantasy Sports Football Picks

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Contacts

DraftKings, Inc.
Femi Wasserman, 339-225-2614
VP, Media Relations
fwasserman@draftkings.com