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FA Cup prize money: Winner to pocket £3.6m

Matches that ended in a draw are being replayed this week, giving teams another chance to book their place in the fourth round.

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But advancing to the next stage of the competition is not the only thing at stake.

Victory in the third round of the FA Cup is worth £135,000.

The prize money awarded does not include money generated through gate receipts and television deals.

Between the third and sixth rounds, 45 per cent of gate receipts are divided between both clubs, with 10 per cent heading into a central pot.

Clubs featuring in televised replays will reach receive a £72,000 broadcast fee.

Matches on TV offer great advertising opportunities, which also generates large amounts for the FA Cup fund.

Speaking in 2016, Andy Clilverd, commercial director at Stadia Solutions, which specialises in the digital hoardings that run along the sides of the pitch, said: “Getting advertising access to the TV games remains very important.

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“Advertisers don’t believe the magic of the cup has worn off – we have not seen a slackening off in rates.”

FA Cup prize money breakdown
First Round Proper winners (40): £36,000

Second Round Proper winners (20): £54,000

Third Round Proper winners (32): £135,000

Fourth Round Proper winners (16): £180,000

Fifth Round Proper winners (8): £360,000

Quarter-Final winners (4): £720,000

Semi-Final winners (2): £1,800,000

Semi-Final losers (2): £900,000

Final runners-up (1): £1,800,000

Final winners (1): £3,600,000

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