Enter the total number of winners and the total prize pool into the calculator to determine the prize money split.

Prize Money Split Calculator

The following formula is used to calculate the amount of money earned by each person in a prize money split.

PS = PP / P 
  • Where PS is the prize money per person ($)
  • PP is the total prize pool ($)
  • P is the number of people splitting the prize.

To calculate the prize money split, divide the prize pool amount by the total amount of people that are splitting the prize.

What is a prize money split?

A prize money split is defined as the amount each person receives when a prize pool is split between a certain amount of people.

How to calculate prize money split?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate a prize money split.

First, determine the total prize pool. In this example, the total prize pool amount is $1,000,000.00.

Next, determine the number of winners splitting the money. In this case, 4 people are splitting the winnings.

Finally, calculate the earnings per persons using the formula above:

$/P = PP / #P

$/P = $1,000,000 /4

$/P = $250,000.00


What factors should be considered when splitting prize money among multiple winners?
When splitting prize money among multiple winners, factors to consider include the total prize pool amount, the number of winners, any predetermined agreements on splitting methods (equal split, performance-based, etc.), tax implications for each recipient, and any rules or guidelines set by the organizing body of the competition or event.

How do taxes affect prize money splits?
Taxes can significantly affect prize money splits as each recipient may be subject to different tax rates based on their personal income level, residency, and the jurisdiction’s tax laws where the prize is awarded. It’s important for each recipient to consult with a tax professional to understand their tax obligations and how it impacts their share of the prize.

Are there different methods to split prize money, and how do they work?
Yes, there are different methods to split prize money. The most common method is an equal split, where the prize pool is divided evenly among all winners. Another method is a performance-based split, where recipients receive different amounts based on their rank or performance in the competition. There can also be predetermined splits agreed upon by participants before the competition starts. The choice of method depends on the agreement among the winners and the rules of the competition.