The Southern National Am championship was this past weekend and had a payout of over $31,500 (including a $124 players pack for every player)
Results (and payout) - http://www.sndg.org/stats/event.php/986
All for a $50 entry
of course a year of tournaments that raise money for the event helps a little bit. The SN has a true Players Championship.
Oh, I came home with 21 discs, 5 in the players pack and 16 in my prize pack... for 13th place. No DX and all custom stamped.