Ballon d’Art 2024 Winner: Luke Humphries bags giant trophy and raises £73k for charity

A Cool Hand gets the job done, alright.


Three cheers for the most generous dartist in the world, Luke Humphries. Hip, hip.

The new World No.1 has not only risen to the summit of the game, won the Paddy Power World Darts Championship 2024 by beating Luke Littler 7-4 at the Ally Pally, but is also the proud owner of the inaugural Ballon d’Art trophy.

The prestigious and humongous Ballon d’Art was presented to Cool Hand at the Alexandra Palace after he banged in the most 180s of all players taking part at the Paddy Power World Darts Championship and, thus, raised the most cash for Prostate Cancer UK through our The BIG 180 campaign.

And, to thank the best dartist in the world’s sterling effort in hitting 73 maximums and raising £73k, handing over the Ballon d’Art was the least we could do.

Overall The BIG 180 Campaign raised £914k for Prostate Cancer UK as Paddy pledged to donate £1,000 for every maximum ahead of the tournament.

While we didn’t quite pass the magical £1m mark, the 914 haul was a new record for the World Darts Championship so hats off to all involved.

That didn’t feel quite right, though, so the morning after the night before we upped our donation to a nice round total of £1 MILLION!

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