The winners of next year's Euro 2016 tournament could earn over £18m after Uefa decided to increase the amount of cash it allocates for prize money.
A perfect Championship-winning tournament, featuring three victories in the group stage, would be worth the equivalent of £18.1m.
Meanwhile a disastrous campaign with no wins and no draws would still see a team make a minimum of £5.8m.
European football governing body Uefa pays every team a flat participation fee of £5.8m. A win in the group stage is worth around £700,000 and a draw £400,000.
Teams who make it out of the group into the knock-out stages will then earn £1.1m for reaching the round of 16, £1.8m for the quarter-finals and £2.9m for the semi-finals.
In the final, losers will pocket £3.6m while the winners will pick up £5.8m as well as the trophy.
In total, Uefa has £218.1m to distribute amongst the competing nations in France next summer, a substantial increase from the £156m in 2012 and £145.9m in 2008.
That makes Euro 2016 worth more than even the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, which had a total prize money pool of £208.6m.
However, the tournament was still more lucrative to the winners, with eventual champions Germany making around £20m.