Every race in Photo Finish™ LIVE has an Entry Fee and a Race Purse to divide among the winners. The purse and the payout is based on the number of players that enter.
Before a race starts, the maximum purse is displayed. After the race begins, the actual purse is calculated based on the number of entrants. If there are fewer entrants than expected, the total purse may be smaller than the initial listing.
The race payout structure is as follows:
1st: 60-percent of the Purse
2nd: ~60-percent of the Remainder
3rd: ~30-percent the Remainder
4th: ~10-percent of the Remainder
5th: ~ 1-percent of the Purse
For the above, the Remainder is 40% of the purse, -1 % for each entrant after the fourth.
Not all race distributions are identical to the above. Some purses are split more or less evenly depending on the competition level. You can check the distribution of any purse by clicking this info button on the race page.