How do actual Pick6 winnings work? (US)

Pick6 contest entries are scored based on the number of correct picks made by the participants. A portion of the total prize pool for each contest is pre-assigned to entries with a certain number of correct picks. Winning entries receive an even share of the prizes as described in each contest’s prize table. The fewer total winning entries in a contest, the larger the prize for each winning entry.

For example, a 5-Pick NFL contest with a $10,000 total prize pool may have the following prize structure:

5/5 Correct Splits $8,000

4/5 Correct Splits $2,000

In this example, if the contest ended with 320 entries having 5/5 correct, each entry would win $25 ($8,000 / 320 = $25). If you had 2 entries in the contest among the 320 winning entries, your total prizes for the contest would be $50 ($25 x 2 = $50).