Luke Littler can finally use his £200k prize money 18 days after World Darts Final defeat

Luke Littler can finally use a chunk of his £200,000 prize money from the PDC World Darts Championship.

The teenager became a household name after an astounding run to the World Darts Championship final, which he ultimately lost 7-4 to 28-year-old Luke Humphries.

Ahead of that game, 18 days ago, Littler revealed what he would spend his substantial winnings on.

Littler told talkSPORT earlier this month that he was planning on upgrading his car, despite at the time not being old enough to drive.

While pointing to the Skoda sponsor on his shirt, the Nuke said: “I’ve got a Skoda so I’m sure they can sort me out!”

And given Littler celebrated his 17th birthday on January 21, he is finally of driving age and able to use any new vehicle that may be coming his way.

Earlier this week Littler continued his stunning rise by beating Michael van Gerwen 8-5 to win the Bahrain Masters, his first PDC senior title.

Littler had earlier thrown a nine-darter in the first leg of his quarter-final victory over Nathan Aspinall, becoming the youngest person to complete the feat on live television and only the second player to do so in the World Series.

“No one believes me but I hadn’t thrown a dart since the world final until yesterday,” Littler told ITV4.

“MVG is the very best and I’m just very happy to win on my debut. It’s been unbelievable this week.”

Littler broke three-time world champion Van Gerwen in legs eight and 12.

He heads back to Europe next to feature in the Dutch Masters on 26 and 27 January.

“I’ve not really set any goals for this year – I didn’t even expect to pick up this trophy,” Littler said.

“I’m just going to have to see what my darts do.”

Gideon Canice

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