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16-year-old darts champion Luke Littler had emotional three word celebration to mum after winning £35,000

16-year-old darts champion Luke Littler had emotional three word celebration to mum after winning £35,000

The lad has slashed his odds since the beginning of the tournament as he reaches last stages

A 16-year-old darts champ had an emotional three-word celebration to with his mum after his latest match.

Last night (27 December) Luke Littler secured his last-16 spot in the PDC World Darts Championship at Ally Pally.

The teen from Warrington secured a nice £35,000 in prize money after battering Canadian Matt Campbell 4-1 in their darts match.

And that cool cash will rocket up if he does go all the way.

Littler started off the tournament with odds of 150-1 but now he’s at 10-1 to win the whole thing.

At the age of just 16, he’s hoping to make it to the top of the 2024 PDC World Darts Championship and lift the Sid Waddell trophy on 3 January.

Oh, and he would also bag a whopping £500,000 winner’s cheque.

Luke is a 16-year-old legend.
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He won the World Youth Championship back in November and after his win was secured last night, he ended up teary-eyed with his mum and delivered a rallying cry.

In a simple three-word celebration, the lad declared: “The dream continues.”

Littler said: “I started crying when I saw my mum in the crowd. She was nervous. I said to her, ‘The dream continues’.

“She said the same thing.”

After he’d ‘disposed’ of Christian Kist and UK Open champion Andrew Gilding in previous matches this championship, the lad went back home for Christmas - although he did give up time on his Xbox after dinner to practice on the board.

After getting his usual celebratory kebab last night, he’s planning to treat himself to a little shopping trip today.

Luke celebrated with his mum.
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“I will stay in the hotel, chill out tomorrow, treat myself to more shoes and pants, chill out and see who I play in the next round,” he said.

“It’s an overall good performance, it’s not like the first round. I’ve said I could win with the lowest average of the tournament, I’m just happy to get through.”

And that last 16 could see him meeting his hero Raymond van Barneveld if the Dutchman beats Jim Williams tomorrow.

Littler added: “My game is there [to win it] but I can settle even more, Jim or Raymond next, I’m just happy.

“If Raymond does beat Jim it would be unbelievable to play him and then win or lose against either of them I’m still happy to come out of the Worlds at the last 16, but I would love to go a few more games in.”

What a lad.

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