I had made it to the final of the second biggest running race in Australia. It was a shuttle run where then winner gets $100 000. I came in second. No mention was made of the winnings. I had to find details on line.
The winner got 100 000, second 10 000 deg? And 3rd 1000 arc seconds.
It turns out I was to get $23 000. That was great as it would take care of my credit cards and leave plenty to spare.