John Cochran won Survivor with 100 percent of the jury’s vote, only the third time that has happened in the show’s history. So what happens to the second-place $100,000 prize? Do both Dawn Meehan and Sherri Biethman get it, or will they split it?
Actually, Dawn and Sherri will split the combined total of the second ($100,000) and third ($85,000) place prizes.
Dawn told EW’s Dalton Ross, “What they do is take second and third and then divide us.” He asked if they each received $92,500, and she confirmed that, meaning the third-place prize is $85,000.
Interestingly, in 2007, Survivor Fiji also ended with a zero-vote tie for second place, and while fourth-place Yau-Man initially said that Dreamz and Cassandra each received $100,000, but may have backtracked on that, saying they split second and third-place prizes, just like this season.